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Daily Verse: “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.” Prov. 8:12
Knowledge in its original form means “understanding and learning.” Seeking information helps us grow as we become wiser with our findings.
“Seeking real understanding affirms the other person and what they have to say.” Stephen Covey, ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’
Applying wisdom to relationships means understanding the other person’s perspective before drawing conclusions. Once we know, we can proceed with discretion, but making assumptions will cause harm.
Assuming I know my husband’s thoughts never end well. He never ceases to surprise me with how differently we think. After ten years of marriage, I know to get clarification from him before making decisions, which helps strengthen our relationship.
Accepting we don’t know everything, especially other people’s thoughts, allows us to seek knowledge and discretion, helping us make better decisions and become more like Christ.
Lord, forgive us for making assumptions. Help us seek to understand before drawing incorrect conclusions. Let’s seek knowledge in all things, accepting that we always have more to learn. IJNP. Amen