Over the years, we’ve commonly heard that we should strive to see the best in people. While seeing the best is a kind notion, it may not be very wise.
What if, instead of seeing the best in everyone, we tried to see the truth? What might result in changing our thinking toward this common notion?
Wisdom May Favor Seeing the Truth in People Instead of Seeing the Best
You’ve probably heard some wonderful people use the phrase, “we should always think the best of everyone.” For the wise and informed parent, that seemingly kind statement may be a bit naive. Especially if your teen’s history and contradictory evidence indicates otherwise.
If God puts a high premium on truth, wouldn’t it be prudent to instead think the truth about everyone, especially our kids? Then we can, as Jesus said, make a right judgment. Until we know and accept the truth about our kids, we will never be able to effectively assess them and pore the right amount of discipline or grace into them.
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