Monday, September 26, 2011

Be Open To Learn

"Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser : teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." 
Proverbs 8:10 

We are considered wise when we love someone who rebukes us!  We are told to take instruction from others and then we will even be wiser!  Do you know anyone that takes rebuke happily?  If you do, they are wise.  

Others are a mirror to our behavior.  They see us better than we see ourselves.  They need to feel free to confront us if we have said or did something wrong.  We need to make that a safe place for others.  Most people are scary  to confront!  They lash out and get angry.  Therefore, they never become better people.  They refuse to listen to rebuke and instruction.  

Teaching your children at a young age to take rebuke and instruction is a very good thing~  

They will become wise when they grow up. 

They will enrich society and make it a better place. 

They will be able to take instruction from babysitters, teachers, coaches, other parents, family members, and eventually, bosses and spouses.

They will love those who rebuke them.
They will be a pleasure to be around. 

They will increase in learning.

So learn to take rebuke and instruction from others, even from your husband.  It is a good thing.

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