Good afternoon people who are humble enough to learn from others
Proverbs 12:1 (NIV) Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
I am listening to the Audio Bible, and as I heard this verse, I laughed out loud. Actually, as I am typing this, I am still chuckling.
The thing that I am amused by is the directness and bluntness of truth in this verse. It pretties nothing up. It says it as it is. And it is the honest truth:
People who don't respond to correction and discipline from others are stupid.
There's nothing unclear about this. But unfortunately, so many people don't want to receive counsel, advice, correction or discipline. Pride often surfaces, or insecurity - either way, a refusal to listen to others is often evident.
But God has designed relationships. God is the Author of the truth we find here: Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge.
"Are you a teachable person? Are you willing for wrong thinking and wrong behaviour to be corrected so that you can live right?"