Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions – Things aren’t always what they seem! Quotes, Inspirational Story & Scriptures about Not Jumping to Conclusions

Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions – A Story to Inspire You
Beware of Jumping to Conclusions – Things are not always what they seem! A case for many “Don’t Jump to Conclusions” Quotes.
“Don’t jump to conclusions – there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.” – Proverbs 25:8, The Message
(Please scroll down for the full List of Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes about Jumping to Conclusions & Not Jumping to Conclusions, & Things are not always what they seem Quote)

Something happened very recently which really ministered to me, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to share it with you today :). I pray this is a blessing to you too! Ever heard the humorous saying – “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck”? lol. True, this saying makes a lot of sense. If something looks like, swims like, and quacks like a duck, then yep, it probably is a duck. But today we are reminded that there’s also a good chance it’s actually not a duck :D.

I was picking my kids up from school, and we were all waiting in the car pool lane. There was a long line of cars, but the kids hadn’t been let out yet, so the cars weren’t moving. I kept working on my iPad, which I placed on my steering wheel. Every once in a while I would look up to make sure the lane had not started moving. A few minutes later, I noticed 1 or 2 cars like 4-5 spots ahead of me had left the lane and exited the parking lot. It was still not officially closing time, so I guess a couple of kids got out early, maybe for a doctor’s appointment or something. This opened up a big gap in the lane, and we were all expected to drive up and close the gap so more cars could join the line up. The 3 cars right after the newly created space drove up. But the lady in the car right in front of me looked like she was also working on something, so she didn’t notice that the cars in front of her had moved. I figured – no big deal, she’ll eventually notice and move.

So I turned back to my work, but guess what, right at that instance, I shifted in a funny way and my iPad pressed down hard on the steering, letting out a very loud “HONK!!!”. Oh my goodness :(. So of course the lady in front of me immediately looked up, saw that there was lots of space ahead, and drove up. It seemed so obvious that I had been honking at her – How rude, right?! But I drove up, then left my car and went up to her car. I tapped at her window and gave her a big smile :D. She looked at me and gave me a dirty look, like “What do you want now?” LOL. I persisted and tapped at her window again, motioning for her to please give me a minute. So she put her window down and started saying, still with a very stern look – “I didn’t see the cars moving…” I stopped her midway, shaking my head – “Oh no, I’m so sorry!” I showed her my iPad and explained what really happened to her, and apologized for unintentionally honking at her. You should have seen the transformation on her face. She started laughing and said “Thank you, I do the same thing too!” (i.e. I get carried away working on mobile devices too!) We both had a good laugh and I went back to my car.

Imagine if I had not had the opportunity to explain myself to her. Could she have thought of another explanation for what had just happened? I know if I had been in her shoes, I would probably not have considered another explanation. It just seemed so obvious. This experience however reminded me that no matter how “obvious” something seems, I shouldn’t be quick to draw conclusions and assume the worst. I am praying that we will all continually develop and exercise patience, wisdom, and compassion in all our dealings with people. It’s so true – Things aren’t always what they seem! Our conclusions may be logical, but not true! And this of course reminds me of the golden rule – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”(Luke 6:31, NIV) We appreciate people giving us the benefit of doubt when dealing with us, so we should extend the same kindness to others. By refraining from jumping to conclusions, we can often avoid unnecessary conflict and pain. May God grant us the wisdom and the patience to resist from making the wrong assumptions about situations we encounter. May we all have the spirit of discernment, but not that of condemnation. Amen.

Here is a List of some Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions – I pray these Scriptures & Bible Quotes are a blessing and an inspiration to you! If you have any thoughts, scriptures or anything at all to share, please do, so we can all continually learn from each other. Thanks a lot for reading. Have a wonderful day & God bless you!

Scriptures about Jumping to ConclusionsThings are not always as they appear.
See also: Bible Verses about Assuming – Complete List – GREAT stuff :D!
Don’t Jump to Conclusions Quotes from the Bible

#1 Bible Verse about Jumping to Conclusions: “Don’t jump to conclusions – there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.” – Proverbs 25:8, MSG

#2 Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions: “About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. Is that why they suffered? Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.” – Luke 13:1-5, NLT

#3 Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions: A classic example of arriving at the wrong conclusion based on the wrong assumptions is found in the Story of Job (Job 1-31). Job suffered a lot and his friends assumed his suffering was as a result of his sin, disobedience to God, wickedness or unrighteousness. Here’s one of Job’s responses:
“Then Job answered and said: How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words? These ten times you have cast reproach upon me; are you not ashamed to wrong me?” – Job 19:1-3, ESV

#4 Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions: In Joshua 22:9-34, we read about how the Israelites almost went to war because of jumping to a conclusion and making the wrong assumption. They thought the altar their brothers built was because they were rebelling against God. Click here for the full story (plus more stories showing that often, things are not as they seem).

#5 Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” — James 1:19, NIV

#6 Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions:
Don’t judge by what you see, and don’t try to judge a person’s heart or motives.

“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” – John 7:24, ESV

“But the LORD said to Samuel, Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7, NLT

#7 Useful Quote about Jumping to Conclusions:
Things are not always what they seem Quote
“When you’re forming your opinions,
Do it carefully – go slow;
Hasty judgments oft are followed
By regretting – that I know.” — Anonymous

Thank you so very much for reading, Dear Friends!
Much Love & Blessings,
~ Bomi Jolly

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32 Responses to Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions – Things aren’t always what they seem! Quotes, Inspirational Story & Scriptures about Not Jumping to Conclusions
  1. JollyNotes on Twitter
    January 29, 2013 | 1:58 PM

    ‎Don’t jump to conclusions – there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw. – Proverbs 25:8, MSG

  2. Mayo
    January 29, 2013 | 2:44 PM

    That is so true. I read ur story and it was good u reached out to her….. I personally find it more offensive when fellow parents at my child’s school give attitude. So perhaps they didn’t mean to. Most are possibly under some pressure or misunderstood.

  3. yvonne
    January 29, 2013 | 2:49 PM

    Quilty as charged. This is an eye-opener, thanks for sharing.

  4. Eni
    January 29, 2013 | 2:53 PM

    Awesome read darling, I loved the actions you took to put a smile back on that woman’s face. I wouldn’t have been offended, she wasn’t paying attention either, I would have taken it as a gesture to inch forward. Perception & the kind of heart you have is key!

  5. Irma
    January 29, 2013 | 3:02 PM

    So true… I’m always jumping to conclusions like “what if”, or assuming without even knowing the answer yet to my problem …

  6. Bukville
    January 29, 2013 | 3:15 PM

    How thoughtful of you to step out of your car to apologize for the misunderstanding.

    Its so easy to offend others when we never meant to. I bet your act of compassion and understanding helped her in having a great day.

  7. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:50 PM

    @ Mayo Thank you very much:)! YES perhaps they didn’t mean to! Yep – a lot of people are under pressure, misunderstood, having a bad day… or sometimes actions just appear to be what they are not! I want to start typing examples of people’s experiences but it would take too long! LOL. Sometimes things just seem one way and they are not, and sometimes people just react a certain way but they don’t realize it, and sometimes people have so many battles they are dealing with! So help us God!! It can be a daunting task but with God, all things are possible!

  8. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:51 PM

    @Buky Thank youuu:) lol! Honestly I did it for 3 reasons – #1 My priority at the time was that I didn’t want her to think I was a meanie lol, #2 I didn’t want her to feel like “These ppl are so mean (i.e. school parents in general)”!,and #3 I didn’t want her attitude towards life and others to be in someway affected by something I had inadvertently done. When on the receiving end of meanness/a bad attitude, I know it can be very hard on one’s spirit, whether or not we always realize it. I am so so thankful I had the opportunity to explain myself. Thank God. Thank you very much Buky, Thank you very much everyone:)!

  9. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:52 PM

    Thank you so very much, Yvonne! Definitely an eye opener and a very useful reminder for me too! Thank you very much for taking the time to read. I’m so glad it was a blessing:)

  10. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:54 PM

    @Eni Thank you:)!! Praise God! lol.. yep, I was not going to take NO for an answer, she had initially not wanted to talk to me!! LOL! I think maybe she got offended because the honk was soooo loud. lol. Even I cringed at the sound of it. lol. Can u imagine if the cars had been moving then, and I didn’t get the opportunity to talk to her? God help us all as we deal with other.. Amen!

  11. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:55 PM

    @Irma – You are not alone! I often jump to conclusions too, and I am praying that I always remember that there could be a perfectly good explanation! The experience I had plus the verses I read today were so helpful too:). God help us all! @ All I just remembered another example of a lady who had appeared to be giving me such a bad attitude at the airport one day. She had a huge frown, and she seemed to be snapping at me every second. To cut a long story short, I later realized from her actions that she was one of the nicest people I had ever met! For whatever reason, that just did not transfer to her face! lol! Imagine if I had started giving her a bad attitude like I thought she was giving me (it was SO tempting! lol!). I would have missed out on my blessings that day!

  12. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 3:57 PM

    @Buky I forgot to say this earlier – what you said is so true i.e “Its so easy to offend others while we never intended to.” so true. Makes me think — if someone says or acts like we have offended them and we didn’t mean to, we should be patient and remember that we don’t see things the way they do… We don’t see things with their eyes, we only know what we intend to do… Thanks again everyone:)

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    January 29, 2013 | 4:50 PM

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    January 29, 2013 | 4:58 PM

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  15. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 5:18 PM

    Very glad to hear you found this useful, Moncler! Praise God:)! Thank you..

  16. Bomi Jolly
    January 29, 2013 | 5:19 PM

    Thank you very much Tara:)! Praise God!

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  18. Aunty Essie
    January 29, 2013 | 10:26 PM

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  20. Oghale
    January 30, 2013 | 2:33 AM

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  21. Bomi Jolly
    January 30, 2013 | 7:05 AM

    Thank you so much for your very kind encouragement, Miss D.! Thanks for taking the time to read, I’m very thankful to hear you found this helpful. Thank God:)!

  22. Bomi Jolly
    January 30, 2013 | 7:08 AM

    Aunty Essie:)!!! Indeed, Thank God for His mercies! Thank God for being so patient with us, for continually teaching and reteaching us… May we always learn to extend the same patience with others! By God’s grace, I am working on it every day too:) lol. Thank you very much:)!

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    January 30, 2013 | 7:09 AM

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  24. Bomi Jolly
    January 30, 2013 | 7:10 AM

    Oghale:)! I’m so glad to hear this was a good and useful reminder! Praise God:)! Thank you very very much:)

  25. alexia
    January 30, 2013 | 9:24 PM

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  26. Bomi Jolly
    January 31, 2013 | 11:43 AM

    Hi Alexia, Thank you so much for taking the time to share! I’m delighted to hear that you found this message helpful – Thank God! Love you too Alexia:)! Stay blessed!

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  28. Bomi Jolly
    January 31, 2013 | 5:13 PM

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  30. Beth via Facebook
    March 19, 2013 | 8:39 AM

    agree completely

  31. 'Bomi via Facebook
    March 19, 2013 | 8:42 AM

    “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” ~ James 1:19, NIV – So help us God, Amen!

  32. Judy via Facebook
    March 19, 2013 | 1:51 PM

    wow everything i read tonight i wish i had read earlier and pain attention forgive me Father