Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.Proverbs 9:8
Today’s reading begins with Wisdom personified as a woman and ends with Folly, similarly illustrated. Both women offer the same invitation: “Whoever is simple, turn in here!”
And in between the two, a few nuggets of truth to help us understand which direction we lean. Are we the scoffer who rejects correction and resents the one who corrects him?
Or are we the wise person who appreciates correction and responds in gratitude and love?
Not much else to say today. Just a couple of questions for us each to prayerfully ponder in our hearts.
Loving Father, we know that You discipline those You love, and we love You for it. Show us today where we are behaving like scoffers, ignoring correction and blundering straight into Folly’s house. Change our hearts from arrogance to humility that we may accept rebuke and be improved by it, amen.