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Proverbs 15:12 NIv

By December 15, 2022No Comments

“Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.”

It is not always easy to ignore a mocker. The definition of a mocker is, “a person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another”. So you see it’s not as if they just sit somewhere by themselves and Nick. They do it with the intent of hurting others, repeatedly”. Really the only way to effect them is to avoid them and to live life by God’s wisdom. Walk clean with Him and before Him. Mockers hate this. They may take some shots at you but before long they move on. The person living wisely is like a bright light shining painfully in their eyes and they will do whatever they can to avoid that experience. The correction Solomon mentions in this verse can be verbal but it is more often by example. When we live Godly lives it is inescapable for the mocker to not notice God’s hand in our journey. They hate that. Solomon shares about the marker in this first and then other places not for us to accommodate them but just so we’re aware. His goal here and throughout the book is that we live wisely. The mocker will have the same opportunity as everyone to see God at work and respond, or to ignore it and go their own way. Today be wise.#BeTheEdge

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15 NIV

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