18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law. 19 A servant will not be corrected by mere words; For though he understands, he will not respond. 20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
God will correct His children. The author of these proverbs uses negative examples to amplify what will take place in the lives of those who will not heed Godly correction. In short, those who ignore God’s directives are described as slow of understanding, hasty, and foolish. Those who refuse to be corrected are without hope and their ways will end badly.
Believers should accept God’s discipline realizing that the Lord’s correction is working a greater purpose in us (Hebrews 12:5-10) The Lord admonishes His own and He chastens those He loves (Revelation 3:19). God never disciplines us to destroy us. He uses it to shape our lives and make us more like Jesus. The Almighty chastens us for our good, not our worse.
No correction is enjoyable in the moment. (Hebrews 11:5-11) Yet, God’s discipline is part of the process of sanctification in the life of a Christian. Dear Christian, learn from correction and be willing to change. You won’t regret it.