Wednesday, 7 June 2017


It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise Than for a man to hear the song of fools. - Ecclesiastes 7:5

Who likes to be rebuked? You? Me? Anybody?
Who likes to hear his praises sung? You? Me? Everybody?

It is naturally much easier to hear praise than rebuke.

But is that always the best thing to hear? What good does praise do us in the long run? It may makes us feel better or give us a little boost or lift our spirits, but it does nothing to fix any flaws or problems in our lives.

So it is better to hear the rebuke of a wise man. Kind wise rebuke is our only hope for improvements.

I think that is part of the reason we have each other. We have friends who we ought to depend on when we need rebuke or correction. False praise only leads to destruction. True rebuke, even when it hurts, is better than any false praise.

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