Sunday, May 20, 2018

Proverbs 17:10

How do you respond to your coach's correction?  How do you react when a teammate tells you your technique needs improvement?  The answers could reveal a lot about your character.

In the book of Proverbs at chapter 17 and verse 10 it says, “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.”

How deeply impressed would you be by 100 blows to your back?  Pretty deeply I suppose.  For athletes this may be 100 laps around the gym floor.  I hope it wouldn't take 100 to make an impression.  For fools it seems that it takes 100 blows to make a good impression.  For people of understanding, it takes something else.

The scripture says that a rebuke makes a greater impression on a person of understanding that running 100 laps would.  One correction to a wise person is of greater effect than doing 100 ups-and-downs.  One closed door conference with the coach goes deeper into the smart player than 100 trips up and down the bleachers.

In today's prayer time, ask the Lord to make you a person of understanding.  Ask Him to give you an attitude of humility and wisdom. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:66-72
Galatians 3:15-29
Psalms 113
II Samuel 14-15