Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you given corrections or rebuke? Good for you, you are wise person then. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that corrections and rebukes will make us better with the LORD as it's correctly administ
Are you given corrections or rebuke?
Good for you, you are wise person then.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that corrections and rebukes will make us better with the LORD as it's correctly administered inside the church.
Proverbs 9:7-9 (Amplified Bible)
He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning.
Corrections and rebukes will make us better with the LORD as it's correctly administered inside the church.
Corrections and rebukes
A. Authors: Solomon is generally credited with large portion of book of Proverbs.
B. Date written: Solomon's proverbs were probably written, collected and edited before his character decline (931 B.C.)
C. Purpose: to give moral instruction
D. To whom written: For young people
E. Main Theme: fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Don't correct or rebuke:
1. Mocker - you invite insult and he will hate you.
Mocker or scorner - those who make mouths at, to scoff
2. Wicked man - you incur abuse
Wicked man are those who are morally wrong, concretely a bad person, condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked man. They don't have the LORD JESUS CHRIST in their hearts to begin with. They only listen to themselves.
That's why in our church, we have church leaders, who are responsible to groups of people that they teach and instruct. Usually teaching and instruction are in the form of a bible study or care group where each member are being cared for inside the church and as long as they are inside the church, they are taken care of spiritually and morally and in their other areas of their life. It's not proper for us as Christians to go about outside our churches and rebuke someone especially if that someone is not inside our circle of influence or not our responsibility as a church leader. We are inviting insults, hatreds and even abuse.
Matthew 7:6 (Amplified Bible)
Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
This is the reason why we bring people to the barn, that is the church, the store house of people and money, so that they can be taught, trained, instructed in the ways of the LORD GOD, so finally they can say with the wise, that there's GOD in our midst. (“God is truly here among you.”)
1 Corinthians 14:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”
B. Instruct and teach
1. Instruct a wise man - he will be wiser
If the Bible says, the fool said in his heart,"There's no GOD", then the wise man is the opposite. Wise man are those who wait for, look for, hope for and expect GOD to act in his life and they will never be put to shame.
Isaiah 49:23 (Amplified Bible)
And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me.
2. Teach a righteous man - he will add to his learning
A righteous man is a just man who is just, lawful, righteous. Those who have the LORD JESUS CHRIST in their hearts and became righteous because of what the LORD JESUS CHRIST have done on the Cross of Calvary 2,000+ years ago.
Isaiah 50:6-8 (Amplified Bible)
I gave My back to the smiters and My cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I hid not My face from shame and spitting.
For the Lord God helps Me; therefore have I not been ashamed or confounded. Therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
He is near Who declares Me in the right. Who will contend with Me? Let us stand forth together! Who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST already suffered pain, shame, spitting in front of these people: mockers, scorners and wicked men so that we will never endure these anymore, the LORD JESUS CHRIST got our pain so we don't need to suffer again.