While reading the BoM I stopped to contemplate this passage: 3Ne 12:25 "Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou are in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee, and thou shalt be cast into prison." Here’s my thougths…
First, my business experiences have included having to sue and being sued. Obviously I’ve always thought I had just cause and was right. Mind you these cases have ranged from a few hundred dollars in small claims court to less than $50,000 for the biggest one. I won’t bore you with the details.
However, this particular scripture has given me a new insight into my past experiences and hopefully a better understanding of what to do in the future. Here’s my analysis: this scripture has reference to when a lawsuit is involved or maybe at least threatened. It must involve a lawsuit because your adversary has the right to cast you in prison, you can’t do that without proper legal action. It also says your adversary can "get you" it doesn’t say win, or that your adversary is right, it says they can "get you".
It’s the "get you" part that has made me appreciate the wisdom of this verse. If I would have agreed with my adversaries sooner I could have saved bunches of money. Of course I’ve been right, sometimes morally, sometimes legally, sometimes both but I still would have saved money by agreeing sooner. And that doesn’t count the lost hours, the worry and the stress that dealing with these lawsuits brings.
So taking this scripture to heart, will I sue someone in the future, probably; will I get sued in the future, probably, will I be right – of course. But, I will try to agree sooner, I will try to come to terms even if it "costs" me money. This is going to be hard for me because I’m right and I want justice!