“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.” Proverbs 24:26 NLT
As much as I enjoy new technology, I am not crazy about all of the gadgetry in new vehicles. I am particularly annoyed by the new auto shut off and start feature. It annoys me, and I question its’ real value. But one feature that I do find appealing are the “blind spot monitoring” feature that shows up in vehicle side view mirrors. For many years, blind spots were problematic for even the most cautious drivers. There would be a potential danger that you were simply unaware of.
It happens to us all. Blind spots are not just an issue in driving, but in life. Potential dangers and traps can exist that we just do not see or are not aware of.
That is where friendship comes in. Our friendships should be a “blind spot monitor” for life issues. It is not for us to criticize or condemn our brothers and sisters, but it is for us to humbly make them aware of where they may be faltering. Giving an honest answer is sometimes necessary to offer as a warning.
Paul wrote to those in Galatia:
“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.” Galatians 6:1 NLT
This week be attentive and be a “blind spot monitor” if needed for other believers in your life.