He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. – Proverbs 15:32
OH THIS IS SO HARD! I've been disciplened and the normal reaction to be defensive and to give excuses or even lie to get out of it are the instant responses that creep to the top. On the occasions that I have correctly received the correction it has been so much better for me. I've learned and been blessed for receiving it. Weird that you could be blessed for being corrected but it is true. It causes us to be stronger, humble, and to grow. I hope that I will continue to accept correction and not be the instant defensive. I know I will be again, but I'm so glad that God gives us reminders like this verse.