We all travel through life in a very hurried pace. Sometimes we can
attend religious services, sometimes, we cannot. However, we can
always take a few minutes to thank God for allowing us to be here, and
to serve our respective Grand Bodies.
Read Proverbs 26:17-23
The first time I read Proverbs 26:17, I burst out laughing. I consider this one of the most humorous verses in the Bible. Who would want to seize a dog by the ears? I remember when my dog, Tasha, had an ear infection. She let me tend to her ear, but she certainly didn't like it. Most dogs would react unfavorably to having someone grab their ears.
I started thinking about what the proverb was trying to say. If people meddle or interfere in the affairs of others without being asked, they will provoke a negative response. No one likes it when someone interferes in his or her life (though of course some serious situations require action).
In day-to-day situations, I have enough problems to work on in my own life to keep me busy; I don't need to add the task of judging others. I don't need to try to pressure others into solving difficulties I see in their lives. As Jesus said, we must get the log out of our own eye before we try to remove the speck from another person's eye (Matthew 7:3-5).