I love correction.  Now I need to go repent because I just lied.  When I am confronted, my flesh rises up and I tend to go on the defensive.  Yet correction is what is needed at times.  I need it.  You need it.  Christ-followers must be teachable, and part of being teachable is learning to receive correction.

So when a brother or sister in Christ (or perhaps even an unbeliever) comes to us to point out something in our character that we are lacking or a wrong we have committed – we need to learn to receive it.

Remember what we learn in Proverbs…

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction, (Proverbs 1:7, ESV)

I’ve been a fool many a time, how about you?  Steve Randall shared this video from Joshua Harris, pastor at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD, about loving correction.

Learning To Love Correction from Covenant Life Church on Vimeo.

2 comments
  1. I agree. Not only do we need to learn how to accept it but also take the next step of seeking feedback and suggestions. That ability is like a muscle you can build up with repeated exercise.

  2. So was your lie that you weren’t gonna’ be posting through Tuesday? 😉

    “Open rebuke is better than secret love.”
    ~I remember my pastor preacher preaching on that once…WOW, that was a hard one!

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