(Pro 29:15 KJV) The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
In looking at the definition of “rod” (7626) I notice that one of the possible translations is “tribe”. That set my mind off on a tangent about what is being taught in this verse. If you substitute in the translation it starts off,
“The tribe and reproof give wisdom.”
In spite of all the race baiting politics going on in America to divide us based on ethnic and economic lines we are still a society that is non-tribal. My suggestion here is that the body of Christ is our tribe. They are the ones we are to listen to and relate to. The example of older believers should be a large part of out foundation.
So? The real church should be showing us the way and getting in our face when we don’t listen. You don’t need to talk to the psychologist, you need to listen to the saints.