(Proverbs 29:1 KJV) He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
We cannot be selective in our sources of “reproof” (8433b). While we are given the orange light for giving correction and the red light for gossip and nagging, when it comes to being on the receiving end we are not allowed to be so selective. We are cautioned to seek wise counselors but not to refuse to listen. Our tendency as human beings is to not listen. That is dangerous.
I am not sure where the “often” (KJV) or “much” (NASB) comes from. It is not numbered in my software and I don’t know enough Hebrew to go further. The warning though is that we get tired of listening to those who are around us the most and we stop listening.
So? Don’t harden your ears. It can lead to a hardening of the heart.
Monday, January 29, 2018
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