6He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. —Proverbs 15:31
7It is better to heed a wise man's rebuke than to listen to the song of fools. —Ecclesiastes 7:5
8God is more concerned about your character becoming like Jesus Christ than anything.
9God is more concerned about your character becoming like Jesus Christ than anything. Hate - Love Deceit - Truth Unfairness - Justice Impurity - Purity Bitterness - Mercy
10We love our sin more than we love Jesus and being conformed to His image.
11Mark 4:16-17 “And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.”(KJV)
13 ”The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.” —Proverbs 21:1
14Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to Christ
15Proverbs 1:23 “If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.” Revelation 3:19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.” Heb. 12:10-11 “Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
16Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to ChristBrings abundant life
17Pr. 6:23 ”For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life” Pr. 10:17 ”He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.” Prov. 15:10 “Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.” Proverbs 29:1 “A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.”
18Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to ChristBrings abundant lifeMakes you wise
19Pr. 15:31-32 “31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. 32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Pr. 9:8 “rebuke a wise man and he will love you” Pr. 12:1 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” Pr. 15:5 “A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.” Pr. 17:10 “A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool.” Pr. 19:25 “Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.” Pr. 21:11 “When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge”
20Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to ChristBrings abundant lifeMakes you wiseYou’ll be blessed & honored
21Job 5:17 "Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.” Ps. 94:12 “Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law” Pr. 13:18 “He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”
22Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to ChristBrings abundant lifeMakes you wiseYou’ll be blessed & honoredYou receive treasure from God
23Psalm 141:5 “Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it.” Pr. 25:12 “Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.”
24Benefits of Receiving Rebuke Draws you out of sin & closer to ChristBrings abundant lifeMakes you wiseYou’ll be blessed & honoredYou receive treasure from GodFulfills necessary function in body of Christ
252 Tim. 4:2 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” 1 Tim. 5:20 “Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.”
26How to Receive Rebuke Get in Word daily. Listen in humility. Don’t defend yourself or make excuses.Seek correction. Be open to it. Be teachable.
27Q: Are you hungry for God Q: Are you hungry for God? Q: Do you love truth (Jesus, the Truth) more than you love your sin? Q: Are you willing to let God speak into your life no matter what the cost?