“Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.
Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
And do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.” Proverbs 27:9-10 (NASB)
Do you ever long for relationships that “make your heart glad”? Do you seek a friend who will provide “sweet counsel”? Does your heart desire a neighbor that you may run to “in the day of your calamity”?
Have you ever been burned by someone you love? Have you ever been in a relationship that made your heart sad, or provided bitter counsel? Have you ever felt like you have run to your neighbor’s house in the day of your calamity…only to have the door slammed in your face?
Shelley Hendrix’s book, Why Can’t We Just Get Along?, provides 6 effective skills for dealing with difficult people.
Shelley clearly shows the importance of embracing your identity in Christ, and living out of that identity in all your relationships. Learn to choose your friends wisely and glorify the Lord in all your encounters.
You too can enjoy a relationship full of gladness and sweet counsel, and have a place to run in times of calamity.
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