There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 16:25 from the New International Version
Ever been wrong? I have, many times. The answer seemed so clear, I worked as hard as I thought I needed to and fell flat on my face.
You probably have a political view point that is dramatically different from other people. A mistake is automatically or always assuming that a person has bad intentions. Your political enemy might be acting as he or she believes is right and could be very wrong and on a path to destruction. At the same time, the person on the wrong path could be you.
This is a fundamental reminder I try to keep in mind on a regular basis — I could be totally off.
If more people would understand the truths in this verse (including: there is a path that leads to death, but looks good; we don’t have all the info; we can be wrong) it would at leastcause us to pause a moment before jumping down into the death and destruction place. It would also allow us to have better understanding of others – leading to all kinds of good.
Part of the Proverbs Challenge series