Thursday, February 5, 2015

Why Listen?

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.  Proverbs, Chapter 15, verse 32.

When I was a child, my father noticed that I scuffled my feet as I walked.  He knew it was a counterproductive trait, so he had me practice walking with an appropriate gait.  Being stubborn, I deliberately went back to scuffling my feet.  Now that I am older and have recently broken my ankle, I wish I hadn’t been such a stubborn child.  It would have been nice if I had listened to my father’s advice which would have saved me a lot of discomfort.  We have the same options in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  To listen, or not to listen, that is the question?  (Forgive me for misquoting Shakespeare.)

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie



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