HUNGER FOR INSTRUCTION: If you correct a scoffer or a fool you just harm yourself. He/she will hate you and make you pay. On the other hand, rebuke or correct a wise man and what will he/she do? He/she will love you! We orient our lives and schedules to avoid instruction. We run from it; the wise run to it. Solomon uses “wise” and “just or righteous” interchangeably. For Solomon the wise person is the righteous person and the righteous person is the wise person; there is no difference.
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