Let Your Foot Rarely Be In Your Neighbor’s House (Notes on Proverbs)

My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs

The following is an excerpt from the book, My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs.

Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, or he will become weary of you and hate you” (25:17). In trying to be good neighbors, some will take it upon themselves to visit and spend time with them to show their neighbors that they value their relationship. Often this is done with the best of intentions, but Solomon offers a word of caution in this verse. What is often done with good intentions can be interpreted much differently by one’s neighbor. While it is good to be friendly, we also need to respect the privacy of others and not impose when we are unwelcome. If a neighbor invites us into his home, we must be careful not to overstay our welcome, lest the good feelings he has for us become exhausted and he learns to resent us.

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