Why can we not settle matters among ourselves

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04.10.2016 New Testament: Luke 12.57

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 12.35–59 on April 10, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Some people rush to court, wanting to sue another to get as much money as possible. Why not try to settle the matter yourself? As Jesus asked,

“Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?” (Luke 12.57).

We have discernment abilities that we do not know we possess, because our greed or self-interest gets in the way. Look at your situation through the eyes of a disinterested party and see whether you can solve the matter.


  • What do you hope to gain by going to court?

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