The e-mail contained nothing but some information that I assumed was meant for me, and it came from someone I did not know very well at the time. I thought that the info was aimed at me, in an accusing way, and I was angry that someone who didn’t really know me would use Scripture, etc, to attack me.
Before I could retaliate, a friend suggested I give this person the benefit of the doubt instead of assuming the worst.
“Perhaps there’s an innocent explanation”, he said. I couldn’t imagine what it would be, but I followed his advice and called this person that sent me the e-mail.
“Thank you so much for callling”, they said.
“My computer has a virus and it spewed out e-mails to random people..” Gulp.
I’m thankful that God used my friend to keep me from creating a problem where none existed. By jumping to a conclusion that was logical but untrue, I came dangerously close to unnecessary conflict.
To avoid making wrong judgments, we must be careful to get the facts right. To avoid an embarrassing fall, don’t jump to a wrong conclusion.
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.