Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 9:8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Which Wise Guy
Do You Want To Be?
Whose the wise guy?.... In this verse we see two wise guys. One is actually acting in wisdom applying all that he learns. When someone corrects him he listens to what they have to say and then he applies it in his life and becomes a better man. He shows appreciation when people pour into his life.
There is another wise guy in this story but he is only wise in his own eyes. He hates when people try to tell him whats wrong in his life, and he can't stand anyone being in a place of authority over him. So he makes his own rules and does as he pleases. Any time someone offers help he mocks them and with hatred he disregards there advice. We all have a little bit of the scoffer inside of us. We must all strive to be the right kind of wise guy.