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Responding to Criticism

The consequences of ignoring criticism One of the most reliable tests of whether or not you’re maturing and growing in wisdom in Christ, is how you respond to criticism.¬†Proverbs uses some really, really strong language to make that point: 10:17, “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads […]

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Fool’s Gold

Proverbs 8:5 “O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.” Proverbs uses character types as shorthand to quickly refer to categories of people. The most common ones are ‘the wise’ and ‘the fool.’ But this text introduces a third: ‘simple ones.’ There’s no shame in being a ‘simple one’…. if you’re a kid. The […]

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