Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Maturity vs. Stunted Growth

I just love this verse:

"The ear that hears the rebukes of life
Will abide among the wise.
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul,
But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And before honor is humility."
- Prov. 15:31-33

Do you hear the rebukes of life and respond by heeding them? Or do you despise God-given wisdom and instruction? It may mean the difference between maturity and stunted growth...

Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Schäfer


  1. What a reat passage. "The ear that hears the rebukes of life..." So often I pray for the Lord to give me ears to hear, eyes to see and a heart to yield. The rest of the verse hinges on those ears hearing the rebukes of life - Jesus is life. If we aren't hearing, are we listening? Thanks for the post this morning.

  2. I pray for conviction ever day, and though I don't enjoy it when it happens, I am grateful for it :)


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