Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness; let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers. (Psalm 141:5)
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. (Proverbs 15:31)
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. (Proverbs 19:10)
In general, seeking counsel is difficult for most people. When that counsel includes rebuke or discipline, accepting it can be extremely difficult. The way David welcomes rebuke in Psalm 141:5 is not typical. Most of us will admit that as we grow older we develop an increasing aversion to accepting correction.
Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible passages above.
Something to think about:
Do you have people in your life that you are prepared to accept correction and discipline from?