Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Rebuke A Wise Man - Prov.9.8-9

"Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning."
I have always been intrigued by these truths. I have wondered, why does a "wise man" even need to be rebuked? But he does. We do need rebukes at various times and places. Wise men are not perfect. We make mistakes and sometimes need a good rebuke. The Scriptures are clear that if we receive versus resist this we will be wiser still and grow in our learning. This is what I want. People who love me enough to rebuke me, to instruct me, to teach me...so that I will be wiser still. You? Had any good rebukes lately? Feel the love. ;-)

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