Daily Reflections

The Gift of a Rebuke

October 10, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold. —Proverbs 25:12

Someone has said, “The last person to know he has a rip in his jacket is the guy who’s got it on!” We all need friends who will love us enough to tell us when they see “blind spots” in our lives. And we need to be willing to be that kind of friend to others.

It’s so important to learn how to receive and to give godly counsel and reproof. Most of us don’t like the idea of being rebuked. Nor do we find it easy to rebuke others. Yet a wise person’s reproof has great value and is to be desired.

According to Scripture, a rebuke from a wise person is a gift. Imagine how grateful you would be if someone gave you an expensive, beautiful piece of gold jewelry—custom-designed for you! God does just that when we humbly receive wise reproof. And He does this for others when we offer wise reproof.

Make it Personal

Ask a good friend if you have any blind spots and be ready to receive their correction.