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14 Wise people store up knowledge,
But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life,
But he who refuses correction goes astray.
"When I grow up I will never be like my parents."
Haven't we all said this, and how many of you are just like your parents?
Well maybe not completely, but you have grown to understand why they had the rules that they had.
You have just experienced today's Proverb.
That's right, you have been listening to God and didn't even know it.
Now before you get to comfortable and excited about this, think about the times now when someone gives you advise and you refuse to listen to him or her.
What happens? We end up like the last part of this verse, we open our mouths and say the wrong thing and feel like a fool.
We all have wisdom to share with others and we know how much it hurts them when they don't listen.
But then we have to let them fall and scrape their knees just like we did.
We all learn in the long run, but the question is, do you want to learn the hard way by not listening, or the easy way by listening.
We are no longer children and we should have learned from our growing up that the older are wiser.
And who's the oldest? God!
2 Tim 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.