Themes in Proverbs: Rotten Neighbors

When we think of the word “neighbor” we often think of those who live on either side of us if we live in a house or even those who live above and below us, if we live in an apartment.

The word neighbor can mean any person in need of one’s help or kindness (Oxford). This definition includes everyone we meet. Now it may be impossible to please everyone, Jesus knew this well, but we must be kind to each soul we meet.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow

Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.


What kind of neighbor are you?