Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.
It takes humility to let a rebuke sink in and alter your perspective. The temptation is to lock down and start counting the other person’s faults after a reprimand or a piece of harsh feedback.
When we do that, the negativity digs a pit in our heart that becomes more difficult to crawl out of the longer it festers. Ultimately, it will manifest into a broken relationship or some form of self-destructive behavior.
When we keep our minds clear and open to rebuke, we set the stage to continually become better versions of ourselves. It challenges our character; sometimes more than we feel we can bear. It is worth it. Always ask God’s grace and accept feedback from others with humility and gratitude. These are the tools God uses to mold us into the refined versions of ourselves that he intended from the beginning.