Proverbs 9:8 is one of the most wildly know and reworded. In its essence, the proverb states, “Do not correct a fool, or he will hate you; correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.”
These holy words can be adapted to many aspects of our daily lives. But most importantly, it shows us how we should approach others. While also learning from people’s comments.
The first part of the proverb talks about a foolish person. Someone who does not have good judgment in life. These are the people that sometimes dislike other’s comments on their actions.
However, the fools in life are those who need the most guidance. While they may ‘hate you,’ these are the ones that need the most of the word from God.
The second part of the proverb centers on the wise. Those who appreciate a God-filled comment. These are the people that are willing to improve day by day. Criticism is always helpful, depending on the way that it is delivered.
To better ourselves in our lives or careers, we must be willing to hear the opinions of others who have experience. However, we must also acknowledge that not all ‘corrections’ come from a good place.
Foolish people tend to think that it’s their way or the highway. And as such may incorrectly advise you. Everyone has flaws, which makes us human, but we must be willing to practice self-awareness in our actions.