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Are you a scorner?

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: Neither will he go unto the wise.

A scorner is a a scoffer. It is the idea of speaking boastfully, bragging. It is an undisciplined, rebellious person. The scorner shows contempt!

If someone tries to correct this person that will not love them and will try to avoid them. Solomon explains to his son just how this scorner reacts.

Proverbs 9:7-8 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: And he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

If you try to correct a scorner he will only embarrass you and try to shame you. He will hate you for trying to help.

The scorner will not hear you! It doesn’t matter how you say it he has made up his mind not to listen.

Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: But a scorner heareth not rebuke.

The scorner says that he wants to learn but he doesn’t. His attitude causes wisdom and all to always be just out of reach!

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: But knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

The scorner is going to suffer a lot of discipline but it will not do him any good. It only serves to help the wise look and learn.

Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools.

Proverbs 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

The best move is get rid of the scorner. If we get rid of the scorner we will get rid of the contention. We will not have arguments, trouble, and the bad attitude and lack of respect in our midst!

The real question here is, Am I a scorner? Do I express this sort of attitude? Run to the wise. Seek to learn.