None of us gets everything write always.* We are fallible people living in a fallen world.
We make mistakes because of silliness, stupidity, carelessness, ignorance, . . . the list goes on and on. There is one part of us, an extraordinarily useful part of us, that can lead to errors.
The part I’m talking about is the part of us making thousands of snap decisions about what is going on around us every second. We have evolved or been given a facility to categorize most of the things around us so we don’t have to think about each data input. We don’t have to carefully inspect a coffee cup, even one we have never seen before, to determine what it is, we put it in the “cup” category and don’t actually think about it all. This is a good thing. Isn’t it?
It is a good thing until it leads us into error. We think we know what we are seeing or hearing and act accordingly but it turns out our eyes were fooled, as they might have been in this week’s picture, or we misheard. If we don’t take the time to examine what we think is going on when we need to we will make mistakes . . . mistakes like Samuel would if God wouldn’t have prevented it.
* yes, I did this on purpose