Confirmation bias – nope! – Proverbs 21:2 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


Do we fall into the trap in Proverbs 21:2, of thinking we are always right?

Proverbs 21:2
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Have you heard of confirmation bias? It’s this tendency that we have when we believe a thing, only to see evidence that supports our belief. Well, that’s kind of in the Bible. Proverbs 12, verse 2. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Every man tends to think that what he believes to be true, is true. And this is why it’s so hard to persuade people to believe something else other than what they believe. We can’t just persuade people into the kingdom of God. Because there needs to be a change in the heart.

Everyone is right in his own eyes. But, says the writer of Proverbs, the Lord weighs the heart. The Lord disregards what we believe to be true. He is truth. And he knows where our hearts are at.

It’s so pointless, isn’t it, for us to think that we are right all the time. Our minds, our brains are finite, we can’t possibly measure up to the Creator of the universe, and he’s the one who determines what’s right and wrong. So therefore, why would we elevate our own thinking above his?

If all we see around us is evidence that confirms what we already believe, that should actually give us reason to pause and hesitate. If we go back to the Bible, even there, that principle is active. We need to open up our hearts to come in humility to God, to ask the Holy Spirit to transform us, to ask our God to correct our thinking if in any way it is wrong. Because we know that He weighs our hearts. Because we know that He will judge us. And He will judge us according to His standards. Not ours.

Lord God, please help us to walk in humility before you. We know that you are the final arbiter of truth, God. We submit to you. We submit to your way. We submit to your judgment. And we bask in your love and your grace and your mercy towards us.


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