The First One Seems Right

Proverbs 18:17  

The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him.

This universal truth has been expressed in many ways. Today many say there are two sides to every story. When you only hear one side, it can seem reasonable and right, but only when you hear both sides can you begin to understand the complexities and to discern where one or both sides may have shaded the truth to their own advantage.

Making wise judgments is an important principle throughout the Bible. For more on this, see “What Did Jesus Mean, ‘Judge Not’?

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