Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Don't Be Stupid! (Proverbs 12)

When was the last time you were disciplined (work/ school/ home) for making a mistake? How did it help or hurt you?
When was the last time you had to discipline someone else? How did it hurt or help them?
Why do people not enjoy discipline?
When has someone corrected you in a loving way? How did you respond?
Read Proverbs 12:1.
This proverb consists of two statements that make essentially the same point. Write a third statement in your own words that communicates the same idea as this verse.
How do you feel about the word "stupid"? Why do you think the Bible uses such a strong word? How can you avoid being stupid?
How have you learned or grown because of the correction you received from someone else?
Read each of the following verses, noticing particularly what they say about correction:
  • Proverbs 6:32
  • Proverbs 10:17
  • Proverbs 13:18
  • Proverbs 15:10
  • Proverbs 15:31-32
Make a list of five benefits people can receive if they listen to correction.
Read the entire chapter of today's proverb (whatever the date is, read that chapter of Proverbs).
Which verse or verses provided corrective advice for your life? How can you put that correction into action?

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