Friday, January 9, 2009

Proverbs 12:1

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.” (NASB)


“Whoever loves discipline (muwcar: instruction, correction, chastening) loves knowledge (da`ath: perception, skill, discernment, understanding, wisdom), But he who hates reproof (towkechah: rebuke, correction, punishment, chiding) is stupid (ba`ar: brutish, foolish)."


Whoever loves instruction and correction loves understanding and wisdom, but he who hates correction and rebuke is foolish.


How’s that for being blunt and to the point? There was a time in my life when anyone who went against my opinions and preferences was instantly my enemy. Looking back, I believe that this stemmed out of rebellion against God Himself. Many years and some maturing later, I see the value and importance of God’s instruction and correction. What many errantly deem as God’s wrath or lack of moving on their behalf is likely His instruction. Today, be sensitive to seek God’s motives and direction in all that you’re going through – good or bad. Heed His instruction. You don’t want to be stupid do you? I sure don’t.

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