Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rebukes Are No Fun But Impressive - Prov.17.10

Prov. 9:8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
Prov. 13:1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
Prov. 15:31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
Prov. 17:10 A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Prov. 19:25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
Prov. 25:12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear.
Prov. 27:5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
I confess, I do not like to be rebuked, but when I look back they have been some of the most important times for growth. Welcome both loving and unloving rebukes. We will gain knowledge.

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