March 1 | Proverbs 9:8-10

“Don’t reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous person, and he will increase in learning. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” (Proverbs 9:8–10)

Some people really like school. Other people don’t like school at all. But school may not be the way they learn best. No matter how we feel about school, we all need instruction and wisdom.

To face the trials of this life, to be successful, to honor God and pleased him, we must find some way to gain knowledge and insight into how the world works. God’s wisdom is best. We can learn it through his Word, praying and speaking to him, and learning from our experiences.

Most of all, we must have a teachable spirit. When a lesson comes our way, we must find a way to accept it and apply it to our lives. If we don’t, we will make the same mistakes.

We must love discipline, correction, and reproof. All of these things make us better, but only if we listen and apply their lessons. Most of all, we must learn and grow in our knowledge of God. It must not only be factual, but relational and personal.

Action Step: Do everything you can to gain insight, even through the school of hard knocks. Most of all, grow in your knowledge of God. Gain insight wherever you can find it. Please the Lord by becoming teachable.

Lord, I want to grow in my relationship with you. Make me teachable to learn every lesson you give me. Give me a good attitude toward every teacher. Thank you for the blessing I receive when I apply my learning to my life.

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