Uh oh! Here we go.
How often do I jump to conclusions about what I saw or heard? Way too often. More than I like to admit. Probably much more than I actually know.
It is wise advise to not assume and take time to discover what is really going on. Maybe it is what I thought. It is entirely possible that it isn’t what I thought.
God is God. He is the only one who knows for sure. It will be up to Jesus to be the final judge and clearly not up to me.
“Don’t jump to conclusions — there may be
a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.” ~King Solomon
Source: Proverbs 25:8
The main theme of the sayings in this section is the nature of conflict and the way to avoid or resolve it.
- Do not rush into public conflict, certain that right is on your side, nor if you make it a private matter, reveal all your sources; either way you may end up humiliated (8–10).
- Don’t lose your self-control, or you may find you have lost everything (28).
- Don’t be put off from speaking the truth in love and resisting evil but be careful how you do it.