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Do You Hate Instruction And Despise Correction?

Black news on instruction and correctionKnow anybody suffering from the above entitled afflictions? Is it you? How many times has the doctor said to you, "If you don't lose weight..." and from the core of you, you found it hard to appreciate the reminder? Or a loved one admonished you about how much of "that wrong stuff" you were eating, and you loathed them or their words for having the nerve to confront you?

Now although the context of scripture for this writing [Proverbs chapter 5] deals with the perils of adultery; in the natural, the similarity between the lusts of our gut and that of our loins are so parallel, it vividly helps me to my case with regard to righting the ship in the areas of exercise nutrition.

So here we go. Proverbs 5:11 through 14 says "And you mourn at last, when your flesh and your body are consumed, and say: "How I have hated instruction, And my heart despised correction! I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me! I was on the verge of total ruin, In the midst of the assembly and congregation."

How often is it that we see or experience sadness as a result of not doing something about that thing that convicts us? The Bible says it is a wise man that can accept constructive criticism. So why is it that so many of us balk (if only with our silence and continued disobedience) at the recommendations of those who obviously have our best interest at heart?

If the Bible states that to love instruction is wisdom and to welcome another person's disapproval for what they see us doing wrong is good judgment, then what does it make us out to be when in the context of obtaining and maintaining good health, we ignore the constant suggestions to exercise and the instructions on why we should eat right? Be careful how you answer this question. I sure am - for the opposite of wisdom is foolishness.

Well that's my time for this time; if this subject interests you, please join me next time when I'll share more regarding the awesome benefits of getting and being fit God's way!

If you're not active exercise wise, remember to start slow and build from where you are, and see a doctor first if you have any level of a health challenge.

[Derrick is a licensed & ordained minister and graduate of Azusa World Ministry's Ministry Training Institute, as well as an AMF Certified Fitness Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, and owner of His Cross Training Fitness. You can contact him at (626) 524-5125 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .]


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