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Judge Not

If you watch any TV you will hear commercials from injury lawyers, lots of them. Wherever we go, to Myrtle Beach, St. Augustine, or recently in Cocoa Beach we hear the same injury lawyer pitches. Some say they have received billions of dollars. They all say to get what you really deserve and have people saying what they have received. They get all this from the insurances companies who the lawyers depict as the enemy keeping you from getting what you really deserve.

One thing bothers me about that. Who are the insurance companies? You and me. The insurance companies don’t manufacture money, they get it from us who pay our monthly premiums, which, by the way, are increasing all the time.

If you are a lawyer, work for a lawyer, or work for an insurance company, no condemnation. Thankful you have a job in these times.

What does this have to do with anything? Well, first, it’s always bugged me so I’m venting. Second, It reminds us of what Proverbs 18:17 says. The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him (NASB).

A person needs to hear both sides of a case before rendering a decision. Many claims and accusations seem good until scrutinized with a more critical eye. This principle is extremely important—not only in daily life, but in spiritual matters.

Friends, neighbors, or coworkers might make accusations against each other, telling only one side of the story. I read one side of the story often told in Facebook or other media and think “Oh that’s awful.” I don’t hear the other side of the story which may be totally opposite.

But a person needs to hear from others involved, or at least learn all the relevant facts, before attempting to declare who is telling the truth. A person may be very persuasive until his accuser tells his side of the story. Be careful you get all the facts before jumping to a conclusion. Don’t judge others by hearsay, in fact, don’t judge others. Leaving the judging to judges. By the way, if you’re the recipient of an insurance case, good for you, but just remember the rest of us might be paying for it, lol.