Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible says that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” We gain this deep, powerful, life-changing wisdom when we seek Him. When we study His Word. When we pray and fellowship with Him.

Part of this process is being vulnerable and open, allowing Him to teach us, correct us, and reveal when we are wrong. His correction can be unpleasant. But, if we seek to be wise, we will recognize that this correction is essential. And we will realize that there are many ways He can teach and correct us.

We may go through situations in which we will be stretched and challenged. If we want to be wise, and gain God’s understanding, we will learn from these experiences, and not reject them.

The Bible tells us that, when a wise person is rebuked, “he will love you.” He will grasp the value of this experience. He will recognize that there is more to learn, that he might make mistakes, and that some things could be done better.

Yet some are like scoffers, rejecting correction. Scoffers are defensive and think about themselves. When such people are corrected or rebuked, the result is shame and harm for those who provide correction. They do not recognize that they have anything to gain through the advice and observations of others.

Today, ask God to show you if you have been a scoffer. Welcome His instruction and correction, in whatever form it comes. Seek Him. Humble yourself before Him. Gain His wisdom.