SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/06/15- “A Healthy Dose Of Contructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/06/15- “A Healthy Dose Of Constructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31-32)
Premise Question: Why do so many of us have a difficult time receiving appropriately administered discipline; and why is it such an intense fight and colossal personal challenge for many to relent and submit to the process of allowing oneself to first, be open to intently listening and then, to be earnestly diligent, in becoming completely compliant and submissive to the constructive correction, when the resulting positive benefits always far outweigh the culminating negative consequences?
“If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” (Proverbs 15:31-32 NLT)
Anyone and everyone, no matter who they are or from whence they’ve come, if they will give careful and thoughtful attention, being deliberate, as well as, diligent in the application and action, in their lives, to The LORD’s life giving, redeeming reproof, will always have a place at the table of the enlightened; those that are truly wise. Those though, who persist in their rebellious ways, by rejecting or ignoring completely The LORD’s perfect instruction, administered through His loving correcting discipline, hate themselves and are self-destructive. But those who choose to surrender fully to The LORD’s loving discipline, gains insight that sustains and retains their life; which causes them to forever remain in His glorious eternal presence, our tranquil and joyous eternal home. (Proverbs 15:31-32 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everyone of us who are born into this world are members of the same family and species known as Homo sapiens, humankind, or as multiplied millions of individuals believe, the progeny of Adam and Eve; as we are the direct descendants and blessed offspring of the first of our kind, who having been divinely designed and uniquely created with perfection and for a great purpose, by Papa God Himself, but then succumbed to temptation and sinned, thereby, falling from perfection and into a sinful state, with a sinful nature, that they have naturally passed on down to everyone wha has come after them. So, we all have come by it honestly and quite naturally, so to speak, as we all are born with the same fallen sinful nature and therefore, even at birth, already have a pre-disposed inclination, dispositional nature of resistance, rebellion, stubbornness, being obstinate and absolutely incorrigible, when it comes to appropriate discipline, training and beneficially good, constructive correction. Unfortunately for many, if when young, they do not have a correction in the direction their life is heading, by first, learning to listen, then to relent, submit and comply, (I refer to this as “corrected direction”) and then, by allowing themselves to be trained, developed, equipped and thereby, enabling them to grow to full maturity, (I call this “directed correction”) it becomes a much greater challenge later in life, and is most likely the very reason one would become so reticent, hesitant and stay downright obstinately stubborn, while having a adverse and negative reaction to discipline and correction when confronted and held accountable for any of their behaviors, actions or attitudes. It is our embracing of and appropriate response to constructive correction and discipline, that determines the outcome of our life, who we may be living with, under what conditions we will be living, whether or not we will be living in harms way or growing in wisdom and understanding and enjoying a peaceful and flourishing life. So remember, a healthy dose of constructive correction and appropriate disciple never really hurt anyone, although, at the time, while it is being administered! it may not feel good, be pleasant or very agreeable, but in the end, it will do its good work and purpose and produce a harvest of righteousness! Blessings…