“Never abandon a friend— either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.” Proverbs 27:10 NLT
This last week we celebrated Thanksgiving. A day set aside to give thanks for the many things that we have been given. Many of us are particularly grateful for the people in our lives, especially those that we do life with.
Any gift that we have been given requires an investment to maintain or improve its condition. We often think of the care required for material goods: homes, vehicles and other possessions. They all require a certain level of care.
This week’s proverb reminds us that our human relationships also require an investment and with the caution to “never abandon a friend”.
We were created to live in community and often times those in the Body of Christ are closer to us than family, but every relationship requires an investment.
Those investment we make in our relationships will ultimately bring a return. When difficulty comes, we will be there to assist each other.
This week, make an investment and be purposeful to spend time with those around you.