Misjudging People

By Don Ruhl

Moses heard that the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasseh wanted to settle on the East side of the Jordan. The first thing Moses said to them was, “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here?” (Num 32.6).

Moses assumed that the tribes would not go to war with their brethren. However, once they explained that they would go to war and that they would lead in the battles, Moses accepted their desire to stay on the East side.

Be careful about jumping to conclusions before you hear the whole story from all parties involved in an issue.

What Does the Bible Say?

By Don Ruhl

The Pharisees approached Jesus on a controversial subject of the day, asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” (Mark 10.2).

How did Jesus answer their question? He did not give an answer, because the answer had already been given in the Scriptures. Therefore, He said, “What did Moses command you?” (Mark 10.3).

When people ask you questions, how do you answer them? When you ask questions, how do you expect people to answer you?