Proverbs 12:1

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

If you have ever raised animals, you know that when you try to prod them in a certain direction, they will tend to kick against your goading. They don’t want to go where they are uncomfortable and where they don’t want to go, so they have a little attitude about it. That is exactly the kind of attitude that King Solomon is talking about. Matthew Henry wrote about this verse and said, “He that hates reproof is not only foolish, but brutish, like the horse and the mule that have no understanding, or the ox that kicks against the goad.”

Reproof, instruction, and correction lead to Godly progress when accepted with the right attitude. When it is accepted with the right attitude, you will begin to look for areas of weakness and issues that you might not have seen before, and you begin to improve them with the Lord’s help. Your perspective is widened when you realize correction and instruction, and adequately apply it. It is when we always think we are right, and above correction, that we fall into a trap and never progress, just like a brutish animal .

The Lord’s love is corrective at times. We are human beings, sinful in our very natural makeup, therefore we need correction and instruction to live in the way that pleases God. God corrects because He loves and understands. What child wouldn’t want their parents to tell them not to touch a hot stove? Only a terrible parent would allow their children to touch a hot stove and be burnt, because the child needs the instruction first. God loves His children and will always correct them in the best possible way.

Are you willing to receive correction and instruction from those around you? Look for ways to ask for it, and never stop learning and being corrected. The moment you stop getting instruction and receiving correction is the moment you stagnate in the Lord’s grace.

Never stop receiving instruction and correction, but take it with the right attitude.

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You young people, you young girls, young boys just at the turning of life, please do that. Hear me as your brother, one who loves you. I'm here because I love you. I love God and I love you. And I cannot love God if I don't love you. I'd a lot rather, if you have a comment to pass, pass it on my son out there, or one of my children. Let me just... I--I'll go without it. Any parent will do that. So will God. See? Love His people. Love one another.

You say "What do you scold them for?" Genuine love is corrective. If your child was setting out in the street, and you say, "Well, there sets Junior. He oughtn't to do that, but I don't want to hurt his little feelings," you don't love him. He'd get killed there. If you love him, you'll bring him in, and give him a spanking. You'll make him obey. That's the way God does. Love is corrective. That's genuine love.

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