An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Correct Me if I Am Wrong

(Proverbs 9:7 KJV)  He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

He who “reproveth” (corrects NASB) (3256) is looking for trouble.  We all know this.  People do not like to be confronted with their errors.  I know I don’t.  Maybe you are different.  The tension comes when we realize that we are responsible to do what we hate.  Jesus Himself tells us,
(Matthew 18:15 KJV)  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
It is to be done with care and in love, but it is to be done.  This verse is pointing out that we need to brace ourselves for the response.

So?  Part of love is correcting those in error.  If you have children, it is part of being a parent.  If it is overlooked there are those who will ruin their lives when it could be avoided.  Do you care enough to take the risk? 

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