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Proverbs 22:28 NIV

I have had two conversations in the past few months with property owners in a nearby, somewhat, rural county. Both conversations centered on the fact that the recorded property lines for their places were off when recent surveys were done. In one case the neighbors just shook their heads and chuckled knowing how haphazardly and innocently those things happened over 70 years ago. In the second case I was treated to story after story of lawsuits filed by a neighbor over literally a couple feet of overlap at the outer corner of the lot. In this verse we see the potential outcome of changing lot lines. There is an explicit caution here that, when thought through, shows the potential relational damage. An underlying principal here is that we do not invade another persons rights. While we are to hold loosely to our own rights it is imperative that we show the utmost respect to another’s rights. First it is a show of integrity when we do that and second it blesses others when, at a time when the rest of the world can be quick to trample others rights, the Christ follower shines by quietly and consistently being considerate of others rights, legal or perceived. Today lay your rights and privileges on the sacrificial alter but steadfastly protect others. #BeTheEdge


“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalms‬ ‭82:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬