17 The first to present his case seems right,
till another comes forward and questions him.
Have you ever heard one person's side of a story and it made sense to you? If there was anyone else involved, did you hear their side? As King Solomon asked God for wisdom, God obliged him and provided him with wisdom to rule over what was once his father's land. As a king, many challenges and disputes were brought before Solomon. He needed God's wisdom in order to present a solution. One of the challenges was hearing versions of stories and determining not just right and wrong but how to rectify. The lesson God presented to Solomon we ought to take into account ourselves. Have you ever heard the saying,"there's her story, his story and the real story which lies somewhere in between"? A person's story is their historical account of what took place. But within that we must understand that each person's perception and filters will alter a story. According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, perception is defined as:
Ultimately, a person's experiences and views are used as filters to tell their story so often the story will seem exact and it may be exact in their mind. But one who gives another version of the story may also be telling the story as it seems exact to them. So a king or one that is asked to present a solution must sort through one's perception and actually determine that what happened, may be somewhere in between. The one with all the answers to the pertinent questions is God. For he is the one that knows the facts so seeking his wisdom on what questions to ask and what answers to look for is always best. He sees the real story.