“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.”—Proverbs 21:2
No one is right all the time. We should listen to other people’s perspectives. We should always value our thoughts and ideas. Thinking for one’s self doesn’t mean excluding everyone else’s thoughts. It means that we think before making a judgment; we think before making a move. But again, we’re all right in our own eyes. I know I tend to think my ideas are generally right. Thank God I’ve learned to have a quieter nature. Being quiet has saved me from embarrassment. I’ve misjudged people a number of times. But because I kept my comments to myself, nobody knows about these erroneous thoughts.
The real story is in the heart. God sees the heart. People’s behavior doesn’t tell the whole story. What’s causing their behavior? How did this person end up in this situation? Why does this political group view the world this way? When we realize that the heart tells the real story, our mind begins to open. Listen to other people’s perspectives more. Learn from others.