"He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him."
Counseling with those suffering “great hardships” or injustice at the hands of another, I listen to stories of cold, callused, and calculated indignity and betrayal. Sometimes these are true. Often, if both parties to sit down and examine the facts together with a hope for resolution, a different story emerges. Not to imply that one came in to deceive but in many instances, looking through the glass of feelings has skewed the facts.
Human emotions like crystal add brilliance to the ordinary but equally distort lines of definition and clarity. Each by nature will relate facts distorted by our own feelings. Accountability is often the only way to view our situation from another’s perspective.If we ever hope to see our true state, we must examine it through the pure, distortion free word of God. Even when we are the “neighbor,” emotions will often distort our view; but when together we view any situation through the corrective lenses of God’s word the truth comes into focus and the distortion removed.
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