For Reading and Meditation: Proverbs 18:15-21
We are seeing that the first step the psalmist took to save himself from falling was stopping himself from saying what was on the tip of his tongue. In other words, he took himself in hand. This is an extremely important issue. What a lot of heartache would be saved if Christians would take heed to this and learn...
Bible Verses: Proverbs 18:15-21James 3:1-18James 1:5Luke 21:15
As far as the Bible is concerned, there must be the testimony of two or three witnesses in order to form a valid judgment. If we would only observe this principle, we would save ourselves oceans of trouble.
The natural tendency for us is to hear one person's side of a case and to immediately decide in his favor. He sounds convincing and our sympathies go out to him. Then later we learn that his was only one side of the story. When we hear the other side, we realize that the first man...
Bible Verses: Matthew 18:16Proverbs 18:17Proverbs 18:132 Samuel 16:1-4John 5:31
The first part of this verse points out a failing that is common to most of us - we invariably present evidence in such a way as to put ourselves in the best possible light. It comes quite naturally to us. For instance, we withhold facts that would prove damaging to us and concentrate on our good points. We compare ourselves with others whose failings are more obvious. We pass the blame for our actions on to others. We assign pious motives to actions that are patently wrong. We twist and...
Bible Verses: Proverbs 18:17Genesis 3:12Genesis 3:131 Samuel 15:211 Samuel 21:8John 4:17
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