Two Sides

Proverbs 18:17, NIV, “In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.”

It can be easy to form an opinion when we hear one side of a story, but if there are two people involved, that means there are two stories involved. Therefore, we must be careful not to jump to conclusions. Even in our own lives, it is pretty easy to point fingers when we encounter conflicts, however, it pays to examine ourselves and see areas where we may have faults. This doesn’t mean the other person involved has no faults, it just means that in humility we realize that we, or those we love, may also have faults. Prayer is a huge help with this, the Holy Spirit will help us to see truth in every situation.

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Satan is the accuser, who is always trying to accuse and condemn us (Revelation 12:10); I’m thankful that God is merciful, and willing to hear our side of the story when we go to Him in prayer and repentance. We should strive to extend the same kindness to others whenever possible.

26 thoughts on “Two Sides

  1. I so agree Dawn. It does take humility to reflect on our own actions or of those we love and understand that we are not exactly without fault. And I do think that when we have that approach the situation does not tend to escalate with emotions and anger.

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  2. We are blessed that God listens to us, is merciful and forgives us, it is important that we listen to others, are open minded, and willing to forgive. In this election year, these traits are really needed! Have a blessed week, Dawn!

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  3. I like the NIV version of this verse and how you ties it in with Satan as the acuser of the brethren. I thank the Lord that He does not listen to Satan but waits to hear our side of the story. Thank you, Dawn for sharing the revelation of this verse. I was deeply moved by it. Blessings.

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