(Pro 10:17 KJV) He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
My granddaughter is visiting us. She brought her mother with her. I have noticed a big difference between them. My daughter will listen and benefit from what she is told. My granddaughter just keep charging ahead full tilt. It isn’t a matter of not letting her play in the street. It is a matter of not letting her play near the street.
I have hope for the little girl. I expect that she will learn. At this point she doesn’t understand most of the words we use. Much is the tone of voice. That will change. If it doesn’t then we will know that something is wrong. The same goes for us as we walk with Jesus. We are expected to benefit from the input of those around us. We are expected to understand more next year than we did last year.
So? Expect to grow. Expect to know better next time. It is the way we are made.