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CONFIRMATION BIAS: the tendency to interpret information in a way that confirms or supports one’s prior definitions. This bias happens because our brains naturally prefer information that confirms what we already believe.

“You have heard that it was said … but I say to you …”
Matthew 5:21-22

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:1


My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, JUST AS you are in me and I am in you.
John 17:20-21

Jonathan became one in spirit with David…
1 Samuel 18:1

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:2-3

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19

Bear with each other and forgive WHATEVER grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.
1 Samuel 18:4

And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, BECAUSE I WAS NAKED, and I hid myself.”
Genesis 3:8-10

The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
CS Lewis

And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him, so that Saul set him over the men of war. And this was good in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
1 Samuel 18:5

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