The Good Friend and Neighbor (Part 1)
Proverbs 3:29, 17:27, 12:18, 12:25, 11:9, 11:12, 14:21, 22:24-25
According to Proverbs, a Good Friend and Neighbor is…
- Peaceful and does not plan or plot against you. A person you can trust.
Proverbs 3:29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.
- Restrained and Calm
Proverbs 17:27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Proverbs 12:18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Proverbs 11:9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
Proverbs 11:12 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
- Kind and generous instead of harsh.
Proverbs 14:21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
- Understands that he must keep his distance from some people.
Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Pastor Adam Mumpower