Scriptures about responsiveness
From SaveTheWorld - a project of The Partnership Machine, Inc. (Sponsor: Family Music Center)
Listening to all the evidence, before giving your verdict, is expected throughout the Bible.
- Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
- John 7:50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) 51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Listening to all evidence before drawing your conclusion is so honored by God, that God even listens to mere man. And changes history according to our requests. [Examples: Exodus 32:9-14, Matthew 15:22-28, Isaiah 38:1-9, Isaiah 39] Well, the ability He grants us to move mountains into seas certainly changes geography.
If God is willing to listen even to us, we surely cannot be above listening to each other.
Jesus modeled responsiveness, addressing and refuting all charges. Pharisees modeled its lack, never dismissing the charges, never acknowledging defeat, or Jesus’ acquital from many of their charges against them whose penalty would have been death had He been convicted. Judges today behave in the same way by just leaving unwelcome cases on the docket without ruling on them. They just ignore them.