Proverbs 12: King James Bible
Corrective Action – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twelve, Verse 1
1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Corrective Action
I don’t think anyone wants to be found in the wrong about something, particularly if someone is convinced that they’re right. Ever been there? I have been, more often than I’d like to admit.
Any honest Christian will admit, that they’ve had seasons of misunderstanding a chunk of doctrine, or adhering to false, or falsely preached doctrine. Often this happens by not getting into the Word of God to see exactly what the Lord is saying, and instead, just listen to this guy, or that guy, to be fed their spiritual meat and drink (much of the time, it’s the milk of the Word).
But there comes a time, where the Lord opens our eyes to something, giving us space to take a corrective course of action. We may not recognize it as such, but he certainly does care enough for us to get things right, relating to his Word, and his will behind his Word.
But how do we respond to that? When there is an opposing view (scripturally speaking), to something that we believe enough to live by, how do we handle our paradigm being called to task?
What many folks do, is shoot it down, and think nothing of it anymore. Others may cave to the new suggestions, and ignorantly restructure their belief to whatever the new information is. Others might not care one way or the other. But some, head straight to the Word, and determine whether or not the new outlook is aligned with the rest of the Word of God.
The Lord says that the diligent makes rich, not the gullible, nor the lazy or ignorant. We are not supposed to be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. We’re supposed to know what the Lord has preserved and provided for us.
In a world that hates Christ, let alone those who follow him, how can we take anyone’s take on anything at face value, instead of holding it up against the measuring stick of the Word of God? If you take a look at some other sections of this website, you’ll find several pages done up about false doctrine, which are populating many different social media outlets.
And a few of them are designed specifically to deceive doctrinally weak Christians, and to remove them from the path the Lord has blazed for them, and on to a path of idolatry and human worship. But if you don’t have a firm handle of the Word of God, it all sounds so correct and pleasant.
The proper way to handle any form of Biblical correction, is by searching the scriptures, whether or not what you’re being told is true or not. That’s one of the biggest reasons that I include entire scriptures, right into the posts here. Because I’m sure, most of anyone’s readership doesn’t go looking it up for themselves.
Even still, how would you know that the scripture that I include isn’t made up, without already being familiar with it, or looking it up. But should you ever run into something that either someone teaches, or you’ve read from somewhere, that winds up being different than you originally believed, don’t be stiff necked, because the Lord may be reproving you, or giving you instruction into something he wants you to know about.
But you are open to be deceived if you don’t take it seriously, and find confirmation through the Word. The Father doesn’t go against his own instruction, and hasn’t come up with anything new. Once you’ve found that a teaching is consistent with the Word of God, then it’s time for corrective action, which could consist of anything from a change of mindset, to a change of habits, to a change of lifestyle, etc..
Related New Testament Scripture
Philippians 4: King James Bible
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
2 Timothy 2: King James Bible
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Timothy 3: King James Bible
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Thank you for every time, you’ve reached out to teach us something, whether we understood that it was you or not. Help us to take your instruction seriously, and to take the necessary steps required to absorb or adhere to whatever you’d have us learn. May your instruction be made plane to us, and may the instruction of the enemy become all the more obviously false in our eyes. All so that we may not be deceived into believing a lie, about you or your ways and will. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever willingly ignored the Lord’s corrective action plan?