104. “Trust but verify”

Proverbs 15:7

“The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so”

Today’s Proverb tells us that we shouldn’t tell others about things that we don’t know to be true. We shouldn’t repeat hearsay. We shouldn’t forward emails that we haven’t verified. We shouldn’t post articles as facts that we don’t know to be true.

I am human and I am flawed. I am guilty of the above. When we see or hear something that we agree with we send it out into the world because we want it to be true. “It sounds right in our mind, so it must be true”, we say in our mind.

Make an effort today to stop doing things like this. Do your best to verify it before sharing it. If you can verify it then don’t share it.

“Trust, but verify” – Ronald Regan

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