Day 18

Correction

from the Proverbs reading plan


Proverbs 3:11-12, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 15:10, Proverbs 15:12, Proverbs 15:31-32, Proverbs 19:27, Proverbs 27:5-6

BY She Reads Truth

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be open to correction from God’s Word and from people in our lives who love us. Receiving correction requires the humility to openly admit that we do not know all there is to know. Consider how these proverbs dealing with correction are working to correct you even as you read them.

Reflection Questions:

From whom do you welcome correction? Why? 

Consider Proverbs 15:12. Describe what a mocker is and does. What motivates them to do so? In what ways are you a mocker? 

How would you explain the meaning of Proverbs 27:6? What are some wounds good friends have given you in the spirit of this proverb? What do you think the phrase “kisses of an enemy” means?  

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39 thoughts on "Correction"

  1. Laura Smail says:

    I think what stops us from receiving correction is pride. I love how the psalmist puts it: “When my thoughts were bitter and my feelings were hurt, I was as stupid as an animal; I did not understand You.” ~ Psalm 73:21-22

  2. Brittany Reimers says:

    Correction has always been hard for me. When someone corrects me, I have always felt such shame and it makes me feel as though they are attacking me as a person rather than the action. But I think that’s because I never felt securely loved. My husband and his family have been so incredible and it took me awhile but I know they love me and I know everything they say has good intentions behind it. Feeling secure in my relationships with them has opened me up to correction when it comes from them.

  3. Brandy Deruso says:

    We must be corrected and through of christ we will grow.

  4. Tianne Shaw says:

    Many years ago as a youth we had Coffee hour as a 14 and over Sunday School/bible study. We worked our way through Proverbs and the one I have always remembered is Anyone who loves Knowledge wants to be told when he is wrong it is stupid to hate being corrected. We each chose a proverb to use as a rap in the Sunday School YP anniversary. ( yes I am Salvation Army). So this has been something I took forward from the Good news version and use it in daily life that if you are wrong or need redirecting it is best to take the correction and move forward. It applies very well in my workplace.

  5. Jen Brewer says:

    Sorry, meant for that to be three hearts ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Jen Brewer says:

    I am also a perfectionist and struggle to receive any correction since I often take it as an indictment on me as a person and feel shame rather than taking it as correction in love regarding a behavior because they love me for who I am and not what I do. Hope that makes sense. I’ve really had to work on receiving my husband’s feedback with a spirit of humility rather than defensiveness. The Lord has truly used him to help me grow so much throughout our marriage; I hate confrontation/conflict yet I know he longs for me to lovingly correct him as well. Praying for wisdom and strength and insight for how to speak the truth in love to him especially but ultimately to all of my family and friend and whomever the Lord brings my way.

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