Posted on April 12 2021
To the one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry. -Proverbs 25:12
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Criticisms can be tough to swallow. What if criticisms were viewed as a prized possession that's wrapped with great care, presented with honor, and accepted with gratitude? The verse above points out that valid criticism only becomes precious to anyone who listens. When you listen to criticism are you listening for negativity or constructive gold?
God, I’m so grateful that with You, no experience – even your discipline – is ever wasted. When You choose in your sovereignty to allow me to linger in uncomfortable spiritual seasons, may I turn to You to find relief for life’s burdens and perspective in every judgment and lessons. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Are you feeling trapped or overwhelmed with judgments or criticisms? How can you practically choose to see the significance behind these and find God’s hope in your pain?