Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.
Do you like to be corrected? At times it is probably something none of us enjoy. Today’s reading (Proverbs 9) talks about a lot about correction and rebuke.
"Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult;
whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you;
rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.”
So when you get corrected, what category do you fall into? Are you the mocker or the wise man that loves the corrector? Following God means loving correction. Why? Because when you seek to grow that means when you are corrected, you may just be drawing more and more in line with the Father’s plans for your life. I know correction hurts, but it is certainly for the best. Today I want to leave you with these thoughts.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”