Embittered or Understanding (Word to the Wise)

He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding (Proverbs 15:32, NKJV). This has a perfect application in a recent discussion I had on a Christian discussion page on Facebook. The conversation surrounded the role of the females in teaching in a mixed assembly of Christian men and women. There were two women who made a strong effort to say the teachings of the Holy Spirit in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 had limited application or no application at all to the church today. After a good bit of discussion, the women (and some men) saw that Paul’s words held sway and could not be easily dismissed. One became, I think, a little bit embittered by the conversation, while another seemed to be open to truth (hopefully so, anyway). As you look at the proverb, think about a personal application in an area of life that you have struggled with; have you allowed the teaching of God to instruct you? RT

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