Life-Giving Correction
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading titled life-giving correction was written by Karen pimpo
 unfortunately we had a pretty hard conversation recently said Shelley I don't think either of us enjoyed it but I really felt her attitude and actions needed to be addressed in order to keep from hurting those around her
 Shelly was talking about the young woman she mentors although uncomfortable their conversation was fruitful and actually strengthen their relationship
 just a few weeks later the two women let a church-wide prayer time with the theme of humility even outside of a formal mentoring relationship will face tough conversation or two with a brother or sister in Christ and Proverbs a book full of Timeless wisdom the importance of humility and giving and receiving correction is a repeated theme in fact constructive criticism is called life-giving and leads to True wisdom
 Proverbs 15:5 says a fool spurns discipline while those who heed Corrections show good judgment put plainly the one who hates correction will die as jelly witnessed truth spoken in love can bring new life to a relationship is there someone in your life to whom a word of Loving Life Giving correction should be spoken or perhaps you have recently received wise admonition and been tempted to respond with anger or indifference to disregard discipline is to despise oneself but the heat correction is to gain understanding
 let's ask God to help us give and receive correction with humility today
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Proverbs 15 verses 31 through 33
 whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise those who disregard discipline despise themselves but the one who heeds correction gains understanding wisdoms instruction is to fear the lord and humility comes before honor
let's pray
 dear Lord thank you for the courage of Faithful Friends were willing in love to say the hard things we need to hear give us Humble Hearts ready to receive life-giving correction that causes us to grow in wisdom
 thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thank you for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries