Proverbs 6~day 6

October 7, 2010

This chapter shows the danger in debt.  "My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!" (v. 1-3)
The little box in my Bible explains this chapter by saying Proverbs supports generosity, but not openended charity in which the amount you must give and the timing are determined by circumstances beyond your control.  Too often it leads to disaster. 
I had never thought about this before but it goes to show you have to be careful in everday life.  I'm a trusting person, which could be a bad thing.  We all need to just be cautious in generosity and helping people.

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