Proverbs 17:10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
Every day when I look into the mirror of your word I am confronted with a choice; adjust or ignore. Without fail every time I am rebuked, called to the carpet, about something I can do, say or think better than I am today. In the past I hated this, I felt so ashamed, condemned and constrained. Today I embrace this, for your rebuke is an expression of love; your rebuke is like marrow to my bones, like a morning kiss to my lips. Sometimes your rebuke is as painful as tumor-removing surgery but I understand that beyond the pain is healing and health. I embrace your love towards me.
Father rebuke me that I may be more and more the man you’ve called me to be as I strive, in Jesus name. Amen