Proverbs 13:18 ” He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”

Accepting or rejecting counsel depends on our mind-set.  If we respect and trust the person, we listen…for we know the wise words coming from them may sting, but they are sincerely wanting to only mold us into a better person.  But what if that rebuke comes from someone we barely know, will we be as eager to listen?  This is why it’s so important to build bridges of trust with someone before you attempt to correct or chasten them.  When we know that person has only our best interests at heart…we’ll be more prone to listen and change.

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