Thursday, May 25, 2006

Welcoming Correction

My morning devotion today is on Proverbs 9. It puts a high premium on a willingness to see one’s error and admit it. It describes a wise man as one who wants to learn from his mistakes. When challenged, he resists to be threatened by the correction. Instead, correction becomes a faithful friend and a necessary means to improvement (v.9).

On the other hand, when a “scoffer” is rebuked, he responds with anger and hate (v.8). Because of his overinflated ego, he won’t listen when told he has erred.

A few days ago, I personally apologized to my wife and kids for a thing I did one evening. I hope it's a lesson fully grasped by our kids.

God's wisdom is to realize that at times we too have played the fool.

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