Refusal to Take Correction Brings Discipline

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Correction

God blesses the house of the righteous (v. 6). Whatever riches the wicked may pile up, he shall never be truly rich. Note other verses in Proverbs that speak of true riches; (Prov. 3:16); (Prov. 8:18); (Prov. 8:14); (Prov. 8:24) and (Prov. 22:4).

A person’s words reveal what is in his heart (v.7). Wise people share helpful facts that edifies the hearer while the fool only utters what is in his heart which tends to destroy.

(vv. 8-9 are among the few verses in Proverbs that deal directly with the subject of worship. God hates sacrifices made by unsaved people but the prayers of the righteous please Him. This is a good reason that we should not ask the unconverted to support the work of the Lord. We can not really give anything to God until we have first given our self.

When a person refuses to follow the Lord and will not take correction he is headed for some stern discipline (v. 10). The Lord will first bring correction that is designed to bring him back into the way. If he refuses this correction altogether he will pay for it (Prov. 3:13) with poverty, shame (Prov. 13:18), and even death (Prov. 13:10).

Application

When is the last time the Lord had to discipline you?  Did you heed the first correction He sends your way or does He have to get more severe? I don’t want the Lord to have to tell me something more than one time before I obey. Delayed obedience is disobedience.

Proverbs 15:6-11 (English Standard Version)


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