Are you a scorner? One way to find out is when you have someone preach hard right at you and you still love them for it.
Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Are You a Scorner?
Are you a scorner? One way to find out is when you have someone preach hard right at you and you still love them for it. Many people do not appreciate a good rebuke. The reason is they value their pride and ego more than they do getting right with the Lord. A wise man loves good, hard preaching. He never gets made at the preacher for pointing out his sin. He has a humble soul. A wise man will even appreciate a good rebuke from a spouse, friend, and even the lost. That is because his walk with the Lord is more important than anything in this life to him. A scorner will avoid the wise. He will instead go to the fool to confirmation and approval of his sin. He usually does not have to look to far to find another fool just like himself that will approve of his wickedness. Sinners will cover for each other’s sin. They will stick up for each other, sometimes more than saved people will stick up for each other.
Avoiding the Wise
The scorner will do about anything to avoid the wise. The scorner does not like to be witnessed to or told about the Lord. He seeks a cloke for his sin. Often that cloke is another who is involved in the same sin he is in. Birds of a feather flock together and sinners with the same sin, sin together. A fool will make a mockery of sin. They will just laugh at it. They love other sinners. The last person they love is someone who points out their sin like a wise man. This is why the wise is told not to rebuke a sinner at times because he will just get a blot to himself. The sinner will just tear into him. At other times the wise is told to rebuke the scorner just so he does not get to conceited and proud. The scorner will avoid the wise. I hope you are not a scorner and are a wise man. Do you appreciate a good rebuke from the preacher, a friend or your spouse? Do you always want to do better for the Lord? That is how a wise man reacts to a rebuke.