Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
8 So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser. ~ Proverbs 9:7-9
Everyone has an opinion, everyone has their thoughts when it comes to politics, religion, moral issues etc…and some are just downright crazy. There are mockers and haters on every corner, you work with them, you go to school with them, you live with them, and some are even in your family. As human beings our first instant is to correct them, say something to show them and arguments begin, anger riser is up, name calling, and it can escalate into full blown hate. Here in this word the writer of Proverbs says to gain wisdom, that wisdom is a key to life, happy life, satisfying life, and most of all a very peaceful life.
He tells us NOT to EVER try to correct a mocker or the wicked, it will always come back to bite you!!! Take a moment to think about this, think about people in your life that get defensive and very offended when you try to correct them….. and now think about when you go to a person that has wisdom, is a solid person…. most of the time they will receive it … in fact it says they will LOVE YOU and they will even become wiser.
So for us to apply this word to our lives….. when someone comes to you and brings correction how do you respond? Who are you trying to correct and the bigger question is what is your motive for correcting them?
Now go out and have an EPIC day today!!!
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more