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Correction

This study was taught at our Sunday evening service by Sim Forder, one of our pastors, on the 14th February 2021. You can listen to the audio on this web page or save it for later listening.

In this study we looked at the need for correction, when & how we should correct, and how we should respond to it. Correction is incredibly important; we might not enjoy giving or receiving it, but we’d be in real trouble without it. We read in Proverbs 12:

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1

During the study, we also looked at or noted the following passages of scripture:

  • Proverbs 29:17
  • Proverbs 6:23
  • Jude 1:22-23
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14
  • Titus 1:13
  • Titus 2:15
  • Matthew 7:1-5
  • Luke 17:3
  • Leviticus 19:17-18
  • Matt 16:22-23
  • 1 Timothy 5:1-2
  • 1 Timothy 5:19-20
  • Proverbs 18:13
  • John 8:1-11
  • Matthew 18:15-17
  • Proverbs 9:7-9
  • Hebrews 13:17
  • Proverbs 3:11-12
  • Revelation 3:19
  • Ecclesiastes 7:5
  • Proverbs 27:6
  • Proverbs 13:1
  • Proverbs 15:32
  • 2 Samuel 12:1-15

We should not do things worthy of correction. Yet, if, or rather when we do, let us accept that correction with humility and a contrite heart. Let us repent of our sin, and be thankful that God used others to correct us.

Where we see others stray, may we have the courage to correct, the grace to do so with compassion, and the conviction to not soften the blow that sin is sin.

A man who says “I was wrong” really in effect says “I am a little wiser today than I was yesterday”

Charles Spurgeon

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