Kind and Watering

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Today's reading: Proverbs 11:17 and 25

Before turning to the life story of Joseph (which will take us to the end of Genesis), we're going to finish out this week in Proverbs looking at some verses that speak to relationships and how we function with other people.

I'm what you'd call a "people person." So I'm always drawn to verses and passages that give us instruction on how to live well and at our best with others. Proverbs 11:17 and 25 certainly do that.

"A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself" (Proverbs 11:17)

"Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered" (Proverbs 11:25).

God designed us to function at our best in community. So when the attitude of our heart is to be kind to everyone we encounter, and our focus is on coming alongside others to help, inspire, encourage and sustain them, the benefits extend in both directions and community is strengthened.

When you think of being kind, what or who comes to mind? Describe what you having and displaying a kind heart looks like? On a scale of 1-10, where would you rank yourself when it comes to being someone who "waters" or pours into another person? What's one thing you can do to improve your "watering" skills? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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