1Ki 3:22 Then the other woman said, “No! But the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” And the first woman said, “No! But the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son.” Thus they spoke before the king.
The other woman interrupted. It is possible she sensed the accuser had a strong case. She raised her voice to claim the living son was her’s. Note that she denied what the other said, but offered nothing in proof of it. She could not even give narration of the events. The accuser maintained that her son was living and taken away from her.
One woman found it difficult to draw back from her false position which indeed she could not do without owning herself both child killer, stealer and liar, and so she put on a bold face and maintained the imposture even before the king/judge himself.
Is it not interesting that there are people fighting for a cause and are very loud but when you try to get understanding of what and why, they have little to no reason. They think that if they are loud enough, deny profusely it would change the outcome. They may not have a case or evidence just accusations and that is because, they don’t want to accept the reality and let go of what is false. And to challenge their position is to ask for a fight. God the just judge always give men opportunities to examine themselves in the light of who He is. And those truly seeking truth even in the midst of their pain shall find it and be comforted by it.