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Today’s Bible Reading:

Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20
Luke 7:36-8:3
Psalm 69:1-18
Proverbs 12:1

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

Proverbs 12:1 (NLT): “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

While we agree with the truth of Proverb 12:1, we realize all too well that getting disciplined or corrected isn’t pleasant. We don’t like it when someone else sees one of our weaknesses and points it out.

That’s our sinful heart, pure and simple. It’s pride.

As difficult as it is to receive discipline and correction, the only way we can learn and grow is to have folks who are unafraid to tell us the honest truth. They tell us what they see, and they love us enough to confront us. At least then we will know what areas to work on.

We need people that will be honest with us. And we need humble hearts to receive the correction.

Are you open to discipline and correction? If so, good for you! If not, according to the Bible, you’re stupid.

Proverbs 12:1 (NLT): “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”


Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida (fbcpolkcity.com). His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.

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