An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Be Neighborly

(Pro 27:10 KJV) Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

What does it take to qualify as a “calamity” (343)?  The term can be somewhat relative.  What is the end of the world for one person might be a minor inconvenience to someone else.  I remember on our wedding day my wife was horrified at the color of the trim on my shirt.  Since I am mildly color blind I never did understand what the issue was.  Raising property taxes is off the radar for someone who owns no property even though it will eventually raise their rent.

One of the concepts here is national calamity.  The call here is to work together with those nearby.

So?  Build bridges with those around you and be ready to offer help when you are called on. 

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