Proverbs 12:15, The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

That Proverb is pretty simple and to the point because part of growing in knowledge and becoming better is receiving correction. Conversely, when we stop accepting correction and teaching from others, we turn out stupid and ultimately harm ourselves.

With the start of major league baseball upon us, we would do well to remember that the best pitchers in the world still have pitching coaches. Also, the best hitters in the major leagues still have hitting coaches. Why is that? Because no one is perfect and we can all improve.

Another Proverb states that, “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.” Proverbs 12:15

 Ask yourself a couple of questions. Do I willingly accept correction from others for my own good? Or, am I so caught up in looking like I have it all together that I don’t listen to advice that can save me from a lot of struggles and heartache?

How you answer those questions is pretty important because as the Proverb says, “The wise person listens to correction.” And if listening to correction is the measure of wisdom, how do you measure up?

Think about it and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D