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May 27 Devotion: Critically Speaking

Critically Speaking

Proverbs 9:7-10

[7] He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. [8] Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. [9] Give instruction to a wise man , and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man , and he will increase in learning. [10] The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

How open are we to honest criticism or someone critiquing us in anything we do? We often are quick to mock or put down someone who is honestly trying to help us improve our craft. Instead of listening we immediately begin to thinking on why someone else’s advice is irrelevant. It’s very possible we do know much more about what we are doing, however it’s also very possible God could use that person to help us grow. Look again at the last part of verse 8. “Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.” If we are to be wise, we must know God, seek His wisdom for us, but also understand the avenues in which He may teach us that wisdom.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

If we scold or put down something God has sent for us to learn from then we can’t grow in wisdom.

Don’t be quick to mock the advice you may be given. It could be the very advice God is sending to see you grow!

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson


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