Receiving Correction Patiently

It groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs...
Very many people are glad to correct others, and think it very strange they will not take the correction or criticism patiently, while if any one tries the same with them they quickly resent it. What is good for another sinner ought to be good for us too. Let us seek for grace to take correction from those who love us. If a friend tell us of a fault, let us not get angry, even if he does it awkwardly so as to give us pain. Let us thank him, and set about to cure the fault. Even from the lips of an enemy in anger we may yet get lessons it will do us good to learn.

Psalms 141:5: Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. (KJV)
Proverbs 10:17: He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. (KJV)
Proverbs 12:1: Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (KJV)
Proverbs 13:18: Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. (KJV)
Proverbs 15:5: A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. (KJV)
Proverbs 15:31-32: The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. (KJV)
Proverbs 17:10: A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (KJV)
Proverbs 25:12: As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. (KJV)
Proverbs 28:23: He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. (KJV)
Ecclesiastes 7:5: It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. (KJV)

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