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.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Buck Passing

(Pro 13:1 KJV)  A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

So what do you do if you don’t have a father or the one you have does not give “instruction” (discipline NASB) (4148) to you?  Notice that the emphasis here is not on the father but on the son.  At both ends of the spectrum the point is that you take what is offered and consider it carefully.  Some people will never learn a lesson no matter how hard you try to pass it on.  Others will get it quickly.  Usually the difference is in the attitude of the listener.

So?  Be a good listener.  Be a good rebuker.  The difference in the results is on the individual.  Don’t fall into the trap of making excuses because of surroundings. 

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