Text for Today: Prov. 15:25-33 “He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.” (vs. 32).
An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. Don’t hesitate to be corrected, because correction is the best medicine for progress.
People who don’t receive correction are quite often the first to insist on correcting others. Beloved, if someone corrects you and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem.
And whoever has people around him, who always call his attention to what he is not doing well but refuses to change, has chosen only one thing for himself, which is destruction. In the journey of life, you cannot have all the information that will take you to the throne, you may need to listen to some wise counsels and rebuke from some people God has positioned around you purposefully for that.
The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise. Our text for today says, “He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding,” that tells you, there is great reward and benefit in taking to corrections in life.
Everyone makes mistakes; it is how you respond to correction that shows the level of your character. It is not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us.
Correction simply points to you areas where you have to make some adjustments or bring back to standard. It is a blessing to have someone point out a mistake you weren’t aware of.
And it is a curse upon you if you don’t correct that mistake, once it has been brought to your attention. Be wise!
You are a Champion!
Further Study: Heb. 12:1-7.
- Father, I thank you for being there for me always.
- Lord, Let me not be too wise in my own eyes but listen to corrections.
- Any area of my life that I have made mistakes, bring me back O Lord.
- Dear Lord, cause the work of my hand to give me great joy today.
QUOTE: “A WRONG DIRECTION CANNOT LEAD TO DESIRED DESTINATION.”