Don’t stay too long

Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; Lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

This verse is so right but a little harsh to those that visit. Don’t overstay your welcome. Don’t be there longer than your hosts are comfortable. Even when you have the best intentions, you have to be thinking of how they are taking what you are doing or saying.

We need them to be comfortable. I have had visitors who came and seemed like they wanted to spend the night. My dad used to say, we are going to bed so that you can go home! Or how about you be sure and lock the doors when you leave we are going to bed.

Don’t let them have to say such things even in jest. Be aware of their comfort level. Sense the room, so you know when to go home. Take the cue, the hint and withdraw your foot.

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