Reprove not a scorner, least he hate thee; rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Can you think back on a time that you were corrected by your spouse, family member, church member of perhaps your employer? What was your response? Was it one of checking yourself and actions? Can you honestly say that had love for the one that corrected you? The Scriptures tell us that IF we are wise we will love him that rebukes us however, if we are a fool we will hate the one that brings the message of correction. The Lord uses times of instruction in our life not only for guidance but also for a personal reality check. It’s a tool that we can use to evaluate who we really are. The next time someone corrects you make sure that you prayerfully consider their words and if they be from the Lord. Don’t reject the advice they offer you just because you don’t think their where they should be spiritually. God uses even the ungodly for His purpose.
Prayer: Father we thank you for the correction. We know that you only correct those that you love. Thank you for those that you place in our life to boldly confront our areas of weakness and sin. Give us hearts to hear. Create in us a heart that longs to be wise and learn and loves the instruction we gain from your Word and those you bring across our paths. Let us be ever humble as we instruct and confront others, only speaking the words that you have required us to speak! In Jesus Name we pray… amen!
Because of His Love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood