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Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20, Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 12:1

Daily Verse: “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Prov. 12:1

Accept correction.

“Who in your life calls out blind spots?” My small group leader asked as we studied Exodus 18 and Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law.  Within the 27 verses of the chapter, Jethro calls out Moses’ blind spot and his need for help.

“Ron,” came my quick reply.  Nothing like marriage to help you see the blind spots in your life.  The most life-changing thing happened when Ron helped me see the bitter root I carried with me for decades because of my father’s death.  Feeling sorry for myself, I carried the pain like a badge of honor, using it to justify unkind actions.

Accepting feedback about our lives helps us grow and become more mature.  Becoming Christlike requires correction as we identify our imperfections, submitting them to Jesus and allowing His Spirit to change us.

Become comfortable accepting feedback from those who love and want the best for you.  Understand that we all have blind spots we can’t see.  But with soft hearts and a willingness to learn, we can identify and work to overcome them.

Lord, forgive us for not accepting correction.  Please help us seek and accept feedback to help us grow and become more like Christ.  Soften our hearts, help us remain teachable, and let us become fully devoted followers of Jesus.  IJNIP. Amen

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