Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them. But transgressors stumble in them. (Hos 14:9)
To be wise, we must seek to understand God’s precepts and ways. Understand means to perceive the intended meaning of His Words and His ways. Another definition states that to understand means to apprehend clearly the character, nature, or subtleties of something.
Therefore, in order to be wise in God’s sight, we will clearly apprehend the character, nature, and subtleties of God’s Words and His ways—and His personality.
If you don’t feel that you’ve arrived just yet at that place, then study passages from the Bible every single day. Meditate upon what you’ve read. Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten your understanding and to give you wisdom. He will answer your prayers.
He will open the eyes of your understanding and give you revelations into the Word of God and into God’s loving nature. Hallelujah!
Hello, folks! God wants us to receive (even welcome) His correction, which is always done in love.
Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, but he who regards a rebuke will be honored. (Prov 13:18) When you “regard” something, you respect and consider it. You take it seriously and allow it to influence you.
Proverbs 15:5 says that the one who receives correction is prudent. Prudent means careful, sensible, wise, and far-sighted. Many Scriptures tell us that it is foolish and harmful to disdain or refuse correction. (See Proverbs 3:11; 10:17; 12:1; 15:10; 15:31, 32; 16:22; Jeremiah 7:28; Zephaniah 3:2)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. . . (2 Tim 3:16 – emphasis added) This verse is referring to an admonition, rebuke, or chastisement. It reminds us that the Word of God is given to us for many different purposes, including correction.
God corrects us so that He may make us complete and thoroughly equipped for every good [virtuous, moral, upright] work. (2 Tim 3:17)
We must cooperate with the Master when He corrects us, and He will make each one of us into a vessel of honor. (Rom 9:20, 21) Praise God!