Friday, August 13, 2010

Resenting Correction and Consulting the Wise

Proverbs 15:12 A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.

Do you have a tough time when being corrected? Proverbs 15:13 says that the person who resents correction will not consult the wise. Do you take heed the word of the wise? What if you did something and someone corrected you? Would pride or anger well up within you? Or would you be willing to listen and take heed? Would you be willing to erase or correct the error?

Proverbs 10:17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. (Not my words, NIV translation!)

Proverbs 13:18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Proverbs 15:10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.

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