Do Not Withhold Good

Proverbs 3:27  

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.

God’s way is a way of give. As Jesus Christ said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). From God’s perspective, why would we withhold paying a debt or even providing for a need if we can do it now?

Proverbs 3:28 explains: “Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it,’ when you have it with you.” Our focus should not be on our convenience or on teaching the other person patience, but on true compassion and desire to help.

See “How to Be a Good Neighbor.”

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