Why Waste Your Breath?

I heard someone say these words one time about another person in a very frustrated voice… “They won’t listen to anyone!  Why waste your breath!”  What a sad and tragic assessment of a person!  I was reminded of that this morning as I read these words from Proverbs…

“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’ll grow in understanding. The fear of the LORD (i.e. “reverence”) teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.” (From Proverbs 15:31-33 NLT)

My prayer today?  Lord may I always be willing to listen to constructive criticism and correction!  And may I especially exhibit humility rooted in my reverence for You!!  I never want to anyone (including You) to say of me, “Why waste your breath… they won’t listen to anyone!”

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