Proverb 27:23 (Assessing the State of Relationships)

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds

When people ask the question, “How are you,” you immediately say, “I’m fine,” whether they are or not.  I suppose it is the polite thing to do.  But it doesn’t tell much of the true state of the way things are.  This proverbs says be diligent to really know what is going on with those under your care.  It could also refer to your business as well.  Be diligent to know the state of your assets and debt.

Either way, it is plain that you need to know what’s up.  Is there someone who you have been friends with that is has been quiet with you lately?  Someone who doesn’t come around much anymore and you don’t know why?  Check it out.

How is your relationship with your spouse, your children, your aging parents?  Check it out and keep up to date on them.

In much the same way that we must assess our financial state when tax season comes every year, it would do you good to assess the your relational state.

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