Oh To Be Wise Meditations
The reason you listen to both sides of an argument is so that you can make an informed opinion on the matter. If you only listen to one side you corner yourself and lose the balance of wisdom. Yes, there is a balance to wisdom and it needs to be hang the same the Law and Prophets hung on each other. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. We must be balanced in our wisdom, so that is why we must hear out both sides, even if one you naturally are bent too. Be open minded and consider your neighbors heart. Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken falsely, and your tongue mutters wicked things. No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil. LORD, help us to stay away from selfish ambition and pride as we listen to one another's hearts. For wisdom to be balanced in our lives, rich in Scripture as we try to live humbly before God and man in this harsh argumentative world.
Meditate Ps. 38:13