Proverb for the Day 15:12 — They’ve Got Nothing For Me!

Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.

This wise saying focuses on “mockers” – what they do and don’t do. The “mocker” is someone who rejects what others have to say and, in turn, talks inappropriately about them and their words.

So it’s no surprise that “mockers resent correction” – they don’t appreciate (literally “not love”) any kind of rebuke (“correction”) from others. Neither are they interested in any offer of good advice, so they also “avoid the wise.”

While I don’t consider myself a mocker, I do understand not liking or wanting to listen to any kind of correction or rebuke. I don’t appreciate others pointing out my shortcomings!

But the good news is that, while my initial response is frequently not so good, I do come around and can receive the insights they offer.

I’ve also chosen to hang out with lots of wise people and my life has benefited greatly from their good words!