Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart (NIV).
In Proverbs 11:15, we’re told to be wary of lending money and cutting deals with strangers.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
even their prayers are detestable (Proverbs 28:9, NIV).
The idea is that if God says it, then we should do it.
The challenge is that people are the medium of the message, so we need to discern the difference between a genuine word of God and a fraud.