Last week I had several conversations with men about an issues that I feel Biblically is of great importance. I had been given some information from a source that I trust implicitly. Receiving that information was one of the events that led to me picking up the phone.
Before I talked to these men I made another phone appointment to validate the information that I had received. It was important not to engage in these conversations with second hand information, even though I trusted the source. So I talked to the individual who was directly involved. I am glad I did. While the basic information I received was correct the individual who told my friend was more upset than the person with whom I talked. I learned a different perspective, and it changed radically my approach to the conversations I had scheduled.
Many times, unfortunately, I have not checked out information for myself. I have just run with what I was told. Not a good plan. People, even godly, engaged people do not always present things that happen or issues that concern them in full light. By God’s grace, I got the straight story before I acted. I pray that the lesson will not be lost on me.