Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1)
Well, that’s to the point.
I was raised never to call anyone stupid, but the truth is some choices and behaviors are stupid.
We don’t see it at the time. We can rationalize stupidity. Like hating correction? “What kind of correction? Who is doing the correcting? Do they really know what’s going on? Do they have authority to correct me? I think I’m right. I know better. I’m not going to let anyone boss me!”
Well, that settles it. The line is drawn. When someone rejects correction and discipline because of pride, he or she is stupid. Or if you want it to sound a bit nicer, he or she lacks knowledge.
Either way, the very person who needs correction and discipline refuses it.
Before we point a finger at too many others, we might want to take a good look at ourselves, because none of us is always enthusiastically willing to accept correction and discipline.
Maybe today is a good day to learn a lesson.