Listen With Your Two Ears

Those who make decisions without listening to both sides of an issue are foolish and dangerous. Often, their judgments are unfair, and their actions encourage gossip and slander. God gave us two ears so we can hear things from ALL directions. One ear would only allow us to determine that a sound exists, but two ears allow us to know where a sound is coming from. Listening with two ears means we must listen to both sides; and must make no hasty judgments. Solomon said: “To answer before listening—that is folly and shame. …[For] the first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him” (Proverbs 18:13, 17; NIV; cf. James 1:19, 20). There are two sides to every issue. Therefore, listen with your two ears.–Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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