Scripture Reading: Proverbs 13:18 Have you ever met someone who always refuses to admit that he or she is wrong? Perhaps that person might even be you. There may be several reasons why people act this way but deep down I am sure we would all agree that it is not good to ignore correction. “Then I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, they are saying of me, “He only talks in riddles!” – Ezekiel 20:49. Ezekiel, too, knew what it was like to be criticized. As part of his calling, God asked him to share many parables with the people of Israel. Yet some listeners never realized that his words were inspired by God. They just thought about Ezekiel as a man who told stories. But God continued to give him prophecies, and he continued to speak them to his generation. We experience criticism in many ways. Some
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