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The bible says:

  1. pennyofheaven profile image82
    pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago

    .....People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray..... What does this mean for you?

    (I originally asked this in the Q&A part of hubpages and it came to mind when discussing on another thread about past actions of a certain faith. Personally I think it is excellent wisdom and can be applied to anyones life)

    1. Paraglider profile image89
      Paragliderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know the context of the quote, but I'd suggest that people who deal in answers are usually incorrigible. Which is a shame, because most answers are wrong. Much better to question everything.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I thought the question was self explanatory...may be not.

        So if you find you have made an error in some way and are advised how best to correct it. Do you or don't you? What it is then saying in my understanding that those who do not accept or ignore this correction are more likely to lead others astray. Those who do accept the correction are on a pathway to life (more awareness)

        1. Abbasangel profile image81
          Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Accepting correction is also an assertive thing to do...

          So yes, even thought its found in the bible it has some relevance.

          I also agree with Paraglider, asking questions is always good too.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Agree about the questions too.

        2. Paraglider profile image89
          Paragliderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The trouble is that in many real situations it is just not obvious who is right. I think you'd have to proceed on a case by case basis.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes agree

          2. Abbasangel profile image81
            Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh definitely people giving correction are necessarily always right, I have a circumstance in which they were very wrong.
            But I sat with what they had said for a few days before deciding what they had said to me was wrong. I am humble enough to take correction and smart enough to know when it is wrong - I just wish it wasn't so hard my mental health - as it went on for a while.

            1. Abbasangel profile image81
              Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              AREN'T sorry the is meant to read - people giving correction aren't necessarily...

    2. getitrite profile image81
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      This applies to religious people, who ignore corrections pertaining to their erroneous beliefs.  After ignoring correction, they compulsively lead others astray.

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This applies to everyone equally.

        1. getitrite profile image81
          getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          You are trying to lead me astray! big_smile

      2. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You think it only applies to religion only how so? 

        When a dad beats on his child because that is the only way he knows then he is shown another way but chooses to ignore it. What is he teaching his child.  When his child grows up perhaps he too chooses to ignore a better way and treats his child the same and the cycle continues. That is leading people astray by ignoring corrections and it can affect generations. It is real and it happens and not all of them are Christians.

        1. getitrite profile image81
          getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          I did not state that this ONLY applies to religion.  Sorry if there was an implication. 



          Who said anything about Christians?  I sure didn't single out Christians. 

          I understand the objective meaning of the verse.  I just applied it to religion, because that is one of the many ways that people are led astray, by zealots who refuse to accept correction--and the cycle continues.

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh ok...yes agree some can be like that just as they can be when they are non religious.

    3. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes it's better to shut up and learn.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That will work for me!

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Please quote the referece.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh gosh do I have to look for it? Maybe someone else will know...Ok hold tight.

      2. profile image68
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I find the reference from Google; it is  Proverbs 10:17-27 .

        It is neither written by the Creator-God nor by Moses. In the ancient days they did not have many books to read so , I think, they added anything useful with the Bible .

        1. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh ok, so what does that mean for you?

      3. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Proverbs 10:17 New Living Testament

  2. xixi12 profile image81
    xixi12posted 6 years ago

    As a leader one must always be willing to take corrections, because there are people looking up to them, and if they don't they will only lead the vulnerable astray.
    We are not perfect.Our ways are not always right, therefore we need corrections. God knew this and he also knew that the man who is willing to accept correction is a wise man because he is interested in improving himself.Only the wise have 'true' life.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very nice

    2. MommaKJ profile image61
      MommaKJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great post. smile

  3. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Being able to recognize that an error has been made is the first step to recovery.
      And;  to be willing to accept advice is one thing, to choose to apply it in our lives is another. 
      I have found that many mistakes that most affected my life in a negative way were the result of taking someone else’s advice rather than my own instincts.
      BUT  on the other hand .... there were as many times that everything would have worked out better if I had listened.

       And just as many times that a little guidance would have been most beneficial but not forthcoming.

      SO as Paraglider said ..  each circumstance needs to be evaluated independently

  4. profile image68
    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray.


    1.    People who accept correction are on the pathway to life
    2.     But those who ignore it will lead others astray.

    I think the first part means that if one suggests a correction with convincing arguments, one should accept it; this is being moderate.
    If one is arrogant and does not accept the correction that makes one an extremist and if he persosts on it one may lead others astray.

    We Muslims have a tradition/Hadith from Muhammad;  "word of wisdom is the lost property of the believer; so wherever he finds it, he is most rightful to take it."

 
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