3/31/17 – Friday – IBS – Proverbs 12:1 - Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
Pretty direct. Those who love and accept discipline, accept knowledge. Those who hate discipline, hate knowledge. This verse is so simple, but means so much. For instance, no one can ever take knowledge from you, so why not accept it? This point should help us to realize how special knowledge is. The next point is, why we think we shouldn’t. It is because we think we already know. But all over God’s Word it says that the prideful are not wise. The world thinks those two characteristics go together, but in reality (or in God’s eyes), it is a hindrance to any growth. Not accepting disciple for the sake of gaining knowledge hinders our growth in not just knowledge, but it also hinders our humbleness, our self-control, and the softening of our hearts. This person is a fool (or stupid as my ESV says – but we don’t say that word in our house).