Holding Back

Proverbs 3:27-28
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, 
      when it is in your power to do it. 
28       Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, 
      tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you. 

We all tend to hold back, to withhold. Sometimes that is good, if we want to lash out at someone and we maintain self-control. But holding back can also be a sin, if we are holding back what is good, what we should give. We can hold back encouraging words and affection that we owe our family at home and here. Husbands can hold back from leading a family when they should. There are many sins of omission we commit every day. Missed opportunities to love others. There are times to mind your own business; there are also times to take trouble to offer love and help.


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