The Importance Of Being Willing

The lips of the wise speak knowledge,

But the fool does not understand.

A fool's way seems right in his sight,

But a wise man listens to advice.

A fool despises his father's correction,

But he who regards reproof acts wisely.

Listen to advice and receive instruction,

That you may be wise in your later life.

Advice in a man's mind is like deep water,

But a man of sense will draw it out.

Hold fast instruction, let it not go;

Keep it, for it is your life.

My son, reject not the discipline of the Lord,

And do not spurn his reproof,

For whom he loves he reproves,

Even as a father the son of whom he is fond.

He who rejects correction despises his own self,

But he who listens to reproof gains understanding.