Proverbs 5:10 (MSG)
Why should you allow strangers to take advantage of you? Why be exploited by those who care nothing for you?
The Webster's dictionary defines exploit as an action that makes unethical use of someone for one's own profit. This verse is still talking about the seductive woman in verse 5:3. Apparently, allowing this woman (man) in one's life is asking to be used. That's not something that I have any desire to experience. I think even sadder still, is this part about "strangers that care nothing about you!"
It's so important that we care about each other. I mean really take care of each other. Not just when people are looking, but when people aren't looking. When there is nothing in it for you. To walk the walk....not just talk the talk. To be a friend through thick and thin.....when it's not all perfect, is when it takes a true commitment and lots of love. That's the kind of "care" we should lavish upon one another!
Praying tonight that the Lord would help me to be the kind of person who wholeheartedly cares for those that He puts in my path. Thanking Him today, for His grace that He poured over my family in abundant fashion!