Willing To Receive Correction
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. It’s not good to be a stubborn person (Proverbs 1:24-33).
1. Stubbornness leads to hopelessness (Proverbs 29:1).
2. Refuse to learn and you’ll err (Proverbs 10:17).
B. Putting in plainly… (Proverbs 15:10 and Hebrews 12:25).
1. It is stupid not to listen (Proverbs 12:1).
2. Impure motives are beyond reception of truth (John 3:19-21).
II. Body: Don’t Hate Your Soul, Gett Understanding (Proverbs 15:31-32).
A. Don’t be the person who has to fail to learn (Jeremiah 2:19).
1. You might not get the second chance anyway (Hebrews 3:13).
2. This applies in carnal things too (Proverbs 13:18).
3. If there is any learning from failures, let it be those of others (Proverbs 21:11).
B. Consider what not wanting knowledge makes you (Proverbs 1:7 and Proverbs 1:22).
1. Think of the value of knowledge & wisdom (Proverbs 2:1-20).
2. Ignorance will cause you to perish (Hosea 4:1-6 and Romans 10:1-3).
C. Don’t let pride keep you from correction (Ezekiel 28:1-10).
1. We should have been converted to a mindset of humility like a child (Matthew 18:1-4).
2. We should not “need to be right” (Proverbs 12:15 and II Corinthians 10:18).
3. Pride won’t get you to Heaven (Proverbs 16:5; cf. James 4:6-10).
C. You should be happy to get it right (Proverbs 3:13).
1. Joy in getting it right whether in initial obedience (Acts 8:26-39) or corrective teaching (Acts 15:22-31).
2. Realize the love from those that rebuke you (Proverbs 27:5-6) and appreciate it (Proverbs 9:7-8 and Ecclesiastes 7:5).
III. Conclusion: Proverbs 3:11-13; cf. II Timothy 3:15-17.
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