5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. Ecclesiastes 7:5-6
Ecclesiastes seven reminds me of the book of Proverbs, so many little sayings and contrasts. When rebuked would you rather it be from someone who knows what they are talking about, or from someone who just “talks through their hat? Advice is always better when given by someone who has been through it.
Godly reproof offends the flesh, but benefits the spirit. ~ Jamieson, Fausett & Brown
The next time you are offended by what a godly wise person says, ask yourself, “Lord what do you want me to learn.”
Have a blessed day,