Morning Direction From Scripture 9-20-20

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
    she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall[d] she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:

22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
    How long will mockers delight in mockery
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 Repent at my rebuke!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
    I will make known to you my teachings.
24 But since you refuse to listen when I call
    and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
25 since you disregard all my advice
    and do not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
    I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
    when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
    they will look for me but will not find me,
29 since they hated knowledge
    and did not choose to fear the Lord.
30 Since they would not accept my advice
    and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
    and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:20-33

What is the reason God rebukes people?

5 thoughts on “Morning Direction From Scripture 9-20-20

  1. I suppose to “get them in line”… maybe I’m deaf, but I can’t recall Him ever rebuking me. You know…how some kids, you just have to give them “the look”, no need to scold…they get the message.

      • I knew another male Christian blogger who said the Lord had to hit him with a two-by-four…I just can’t see the loving, merciful Lord who understands all our flaws and foibles being so rough on anyone…but God deals with us all differently, since He made us individually–no “cookie cutter” kids for Him. I made it out to get groceries this a.m., and prayed for your mom’s Dr appt on my way–I hope it went well, prayers answered.

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