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.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

More Needed

(Pro 3:11 KJV) My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

I don’t like being corrected.  Sure, I act like I can be mature about it.  Sometimes I even kid myself, but the first thought that crosses my mind when someone tries to set me straight it, “Oh, yeah?”  I may be calm on the outside but I am less than gracious on the inside.  What makes it even harder is that the person doing the correcting knows me best.

To be honest it is often hard to find someone who will care enough about us to risk our anger.  That means that we need to be seeking correction.  There are two ready sources.  First, the written word stands ready to fill in the gaps of our thinking.  Of course that means we must read it.  Second, the Holy Spirit will bring things to mind and convict.  That is more effective if we are listening.

So?  Realize the value and be open.  That is easy to say and hard to do.  I speak from experience. 

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