August 19th 2012, Day 19, Proverbs 19
“Take good counsel and accept correction – that’s the way to live wisely and well” Proverbs 19: 20 (The Message)
Another version (The NIV) of this expresses the verse this way; “Listen to advice and accept instruction and in the end you will be wise”
No matter how much love and care is involved in bringing correction into another person’s life, they always have a choice whether or not to humble themselves a little and accept what’s been said.
But in the right context that cost can be softened and one of the reasons I love reading through this book regularly is that I’m hoping that some of it’s ancient wisdom will ‘land’ and influence my thinking so that I might end up just a bit little wiser.