Thursday, September 4, 2014

Receiving Reproof

It is striking to me how much the Bible says about the importance, value and benefit of accepting correction and reproof/rebuke (e.g., Prov. 9:7-12; Col 1:28-29; 2 Tim. 3:16) and how unwelcome such correction is in evangelical Christanity today. In contrast, in areas like sports and fitness (things we really care about being good at) we welcome and seek out correction, because we know it's essential to our improvement and development, but when it comes to spiritual fitness (1 Tim. 4:7-8), not so much..... And thus we head down the road to the kind of cluelessness that characterizes life in Laodicea (Rev. 3:17f.). Heaven help us.

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