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Relationships are tricky, especially when society is screaming at us their expectations for how we are to relate to each other—and that seems to be a daily moving target. We've become afraid of relationships. We are offended at the slightest inconvenience or misunderstanding. This world doesn't offer a solid ground to stand on when it comes to relating to each other. Thankfully, God tells us the best way to relate to each other. It's not easy much of the time, but as we rest in His guidance and wisdom, we increase in love for one another and confidence in ourselves and within our relationships. (See also, FRIENDSHIP)
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PROVERBS 24:26 Giving an honest answer is like giving a kiss. [CJB]
PROVERBS 24:28 Don’t be a witness against your neighbor for no reason – would you use your lips to deceive?
PROVERBS 24:29 Don’t say, “I’ll do to him what he did to m, I’ll pay him back what his deeds deserve.” [CJB]
PROVERBS 24:23 …Showing partiality in judgment is not good. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:17 …don’t visit your neighbor too much, or he may get his fill of you and come to hate you.
PROVERBS 25:13 Like the coldness of snow in the heat of the harvest is a faithful messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes [another’s] spirit. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:9-10 Discuss your dispute with your neighbor, but don’t reveal another person’s secrets. If you do, and he hears of it, he will disgrace you, and your bad reputation will stick. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:19 Relying on an untrustworthy person in a time of trouble is like [relying on] a broken tooth or an unsteady leg. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:20 Like removing clothes on a chilly day or like vinegar on soda is someone who sings songs to a heavy heart. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:21 If someone who hates you is hungry, give him food to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. [CJB]
PROVERBS 25:24 It is better to live on a corner of the roof than to share the house with a nagging [spouse]. [CJB]
PROVERBS 26:1 Like snow in summer or rain at harvest-time, so honor for a fool is out of place. [CJB]
PROVERBS 26:17 Like someone who grabs a dog by the ears is a passer-by who mixes in a fight not his own. [CJB]
PROVERBS 26:21 As coals are to embers and wood to fire is a quarrelsome person to kindling strife. [CJB]
PROVERBS 26:24-26 He who hates may hide it with his speech; but inside, he harbors deceit. He may speak pleasantly, but don’t trust him; for seven abominations are in his heart. His hatred may be concealed by deceit, but his wickedness will be revealed in the assembly. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:5 Better open rebuke than hidden love. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:6 Wounds from a friend are received as well-meant, but an enemy’s kisses are insincere. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:9 Perfume and incense make the heart glad, [also] friendship sweet with advice from the heart. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:10 Don’t abandon a friend who is also a friend of your father.
PROVERBS 27:10 Don’t enter your brother’s house on the day of your calamity – better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:15-16 A leak that keeps dripping on a rainy day and the nagging of a [spouse] are the same – whoever can restrain [him/her] can restrain the wind or keep perfume on [their] hand from making itself known. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:17 Just as iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend. [CJB]
PROVERBS 27:18 Whoever tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who is attentive to his master will be honored. [CJB]