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Summary: Do you have good neighbors...or better yet...Are you a good neighbor?

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HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

(Proverbs 3:27-35) Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. (KJV)

Luke 10:29 Who is my neighbour? Answer: Anyone who is in need.

I. BE HELPFUL

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

A. DON’T BE SELFISH

B. BE WILLING TO SHARE

1. This passage forbade the denial.

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

2. This passage forbids the delay.

Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

II. BE HONEST

Pr 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour [is] a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

A. BE TRUTHFUL IN WHAT YOU SAY…

B. BUT THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK.

1. Is it necessary?

2. Is it nice?

a. Words can be cutting.

b. Words can be crushing.

III. BE HUMBLE

Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

A. DON’T TRY TO PICK A FIGHT WITH YOUR

NEIGHBOR.

Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

B. DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BE FRIENDS WITH

YOUR NEIGHBOR.

Ro 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.


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