Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father’s instruction,

    but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV

“Repetition is the mother of learning” says a Russian proverb. Proverbs seems to follow this thought as it repeats certain ideas over and over. That a wise son hears his father’s instruction (13:1) and a fool despises his father’s instruction (15:5) is one of these repeated lessons/themes.

A wise heart is open to learning, correction, instruction, rebuke, etc. Whatever makes him wiser is what the wise person is prepared to receive. On the other hand, the fool despises correction, instruction, rebuke, etc.

Which category describes you most accurately?

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