Our brains can be easily fooled. Last week I walked out of my in-laws’ house and hit the button to unlock the mini-van. My heart skipped a beat when I noticed a figure in the back. Standing still and examining the situation I realized that what I had seen was the back of the seat. Since the shape resembled a person my mind filled in the missing information and told me that there was someone in the back, even though no one was there.
We have to be very careful about jumping to conclusions, because when we do we are probably going to be wrong. In this post Frank Viola reminds us of the importance of trusting people rather than just the situation.
“He who answers a matter before he hears the facts – it is folly and shame to him.”
~ Proverbs 18:13
The following is one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard on this score. There are many valuable lessons bound up with it for every disciple of the Lord Jesus.
One afternoon, a small group of men were eating lunch at a private golf club. All were members of the club, except for one. He was a guest – a friend of one of the members.
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