John Bradshaw - Half-Cocked
Parents do it all the time, employers, teachers, and friends do it, it's hard to imagine how many friendships or jobs have been lost as a result, the truth is nobody should ever do it, so what is "it"?
Proverbs 18:13 says, "He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is a folly and shame to him". Back in the days of Flintlock Firearms there was a half-cock position on the gun which was used as a safety mechanism; if the gun went off half-cocked it wouldn't fire.
Today the idiom, "to go off half-cocked" refers to doing something prematurely; it's premature to go off when you don't have all the facts. Someone said something, someone did something, broke something, before you go off half-cocked learn the facts, don't jump to conclusions, pray and ask God to give you patience and to filter your words, much less damage would be done that way. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.