(Proverbs 23:1 KJV) When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
Did you ever stop to think about why your were invited? Or maybe you should consider why you were not invited? Years ago some friends were invited to a special dinner at our church. The main course was to be Chateaubriand. It was a very high brow affair. It was the kick off to a fund raising campaign. They were invited because they dressed very well and drove new cars. We were ignored because we drove old cars and obviously were not wealthy. In reality our net worth was much higher because we drove old cars and such.
I was glad to not be invited. It doesn’t hurt to be alert to why people are suddenly so nice. How long does it take you to realize the phone call is a telemarketer and not someone who really cares about your opinion on the cost of electricity? How long does it take before you realize the person you are talking to does not really believe in the deity of Christ?
So? We are to be courteous to all. We are to be careful whom we trust. Proverbs has a lot to say about fools and wisdom. Work at being on the right side of the issue.