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How can we avoid misunderstandings?

2 Corinthians 1:13My letters have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between the lines and nothing you can’t understand.

Being straightforward in our communication and clear with our words helps avoid misunderstanding.

2 Samuel 20:17As he approached, the woman asked, “Are you Joab?” “I am,” he replied. So she said, “Listen carefully to your servant.” “I’m listening,” he said.

Hebrews 13:22I urge you, dear friends, please listen carefully to what I have said in this brief letter.

We should make sure others are listening, and most importantly, be sure to listen ourselves..

2 John 1:12Well, I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to say it in a letter. For I hope to visit you soon and to talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.

3 John 1:13-14I have much to tell you, but I don’t want to do it in a letter. For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.

Deuteronomy 31:9So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the priests, who carried the Ark of the Lord’s covenant, and to the leaders of Israel.

Isaiah 36:11Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah said to the king’s representative, “Please speak to us in Aramaic, for we understand it well. Don’t speak in Hebrew, for the people on the wall will hear.”

Habakkuk 2:2Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer in large, clear letters on a tablet, so that a runner can read it and tell everyone else.”

We should be flexible as we communicate, adjusting to the specific people involved.

Philippians 3:15I hope all of you who are mature Christians will agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.

Colossians 4:3-4Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.

Pray for clarity and understanding so the misunderstanding can be resolved quickly.