Kiffblog

June 15, 2012

Tell me straight

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 11:22 pm

Proverbs 12:1  Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.

If I’m about to step off a cliff without realising, I’d rather be told about it than find out for myself.  If I’m doing something wrong that’s going to lead to hurt for me or for other people, and I’m too blind or stupid to see it, then I’d want to know about it.  Even if it means some short-term pain or humiliation it’s better than permanent damage.  Words of correction from someone who cares about me might sting, in the same way as a vaccination might sting.  Both are preferable to where I could end up otherwise.

Lord give me an open heart and mind and a humble spirit to accept correction, whether it comes direct from Your word or through Your people.  Help me to receive discipline without defensiveness.  Lead me on the right path.

 

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