In four short verses Solomon by the Holy Spirit presses upon us the necessity of redeeming those opportunities God places in front of us to do good to our neighbor. The Christian is to be generous, a free giver. We should always be looking for an opportunity to help, to give, to encourage, and to exercise the love which Jesus Christ has planted within us. To neglect such opportunities is failure and a lack of love. Selfishness is is completely contrary to all that Christ represents and the life He lived. Love in word and in deed, Christians.