Proverbs 26:7 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
“Keep to yourself and mind your own business.” I can remember my dad telling me as a young boy these same words of wisdom many times. I guess he had to keep telling me this because I did not seem to listen to well the first time. Most often, he would be telling me this right after I had gotten myself into yet another situation in which I really had no business being involved.
Meddling in others affairs can often come back to bite you. It just seems all too often, when you try to help two people, before long they are both friends again, but they have turned on you! So why does this happen? It could be simply that they never asked for any help to begin with. It can come from meddling in affairs where our nose does not belong.
I always wondered how my dad got to be so smart. Maybe he remembered this verse from Proverbs. Watch out where you stick your nose, you might get it bit off!
The Bible tells us as Christians to help one another and if possible, to keep a brother or sister from sin and falling. However, it also says to do so in truth and in love. Before you get involved, be sure you get God involved. It just might be with a little patience and prayer God will handle the situation all on His own. If He really needs your help, He will most often let you know.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Deuteronomy 4 / Psalm 74:12-23 / Proverbs 26 / Acts 5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Deuteronomy 12 – 14 / Luke 1:57-80
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