Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

Criticism or Correction?

October 12, 2013

Quote from:
http://odb.org/2006/05/23/welcome-criticism/

When criticism comes your way,
Consider its intent;
It may be that some truth from God
To you is being sent.  —D. De Haan

The person who refuses to hear criticism has no chance to learn from it.

Proverbs 9:7-10 AMP
7 He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning.
10 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.

Part of gaining wisdom is receiving criticism or correction
And learning from it …

Proverbs 15:32 AMP … He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding.