(Pro 15:12 KJV) A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Attitude is so important. It filters what we hear and censors what we say. Attitude also determines what we feel. I recognize this when I see others processing what I say. I am not so alert when I am the one falling short of the law of love.
Why do we reject advice? Sometimes because we have thought it through and rejected it because it dilutes righteousness. Would that it was always that way. When someone tells you how to get away with a flagrant violation of honesty it may seem golden at first listen but if your standards are right you will almost immediately feel the dissonance. Other times it takes a bit longer but an attitude of honesty and seeking first His kingdom will eventually wake you up.
What if it doesn’t? Maybe you are a “scorner” (scoffer NASB) (3917b) at heart. Maybe I am a scoffer at heart.
So? Righteous self examination is always in order. I think it is always good to make sure that our motives are right and our foundations are true. Read. Study. Ponder. Act.