06 Feb Proverbs 3:11-12; 29:1

Proverbs 3:11-12; 29:1
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.

 Proverbs 3:29:1
Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.
 

We are not to despise the Lord’s discipline. Reproof means to correct or to convince. Often God speaks in a still, small voice designed to correct our ways or alert us to the fact that we are off course. God’s word shines light into dark caves of immorality, shouting, “Danger! Do Not Enter!” Dads, has your child ever mentioned how much you are gone? Mom, have you heard your kid mention how quickly you lose your cool? Sometimes we hear warnings from co-workers or friends or even a spouse. Maybe we would do good to listen, as these may be warnings that we should heed and grow from. So often however, we ignore God’s reproofs. Proverbs 6:23 says, “For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.”