Do You Always Have to Be Right?

Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. Proverbs 18:18

There is an old adage that goes like this: “just because you’ve silenced me doesn’t mean you were right.” Notice in the verse that casting a lot didn’t actually solve the long term issue, merely the temporary problem. Those in dispute were still strong opponents in the end.

You almost get the sense from this verse that one party went away begrudgingly at the thought of his opponent “winning.” You can even hear him say, “just wait until next time.”

So, how easy is it for you to let something go? Let’s say you WERE right, so what? Is it worth losing a friend over? Is you being right worth losing your temper and your Christian character over?

You really have to know when to let things go, and that takes the Wisdom that the first 18 chapters of Proverbs has been trying to teach us.


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