Accepting Correction - 10 Scriptures

A Collection of 10 Bible verses that address the importance of Accepting Correction
Correction - God's Point of View

1. Psalm 141:5: "Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it."

2. Proverbs 9:8: "So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you."

3. Proverbs 9:9: "Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning."

4. Proverbs 12:1: "To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction."

5. Proverbs 15:5: "Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise."

6. Proverbs 15:31: "Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise."

7. Proverbs 25:12: "To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry."

A Collection of 10 Bible verses that address the importance of Accepting Correction
8. Proverbs 27:5-6: "Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses."

9. Ecclesiastes 7:5: "Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool."

10. 2 Peter 1:5-9: "Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins."

Check out this article for more help:
How to Humbly Give and Receive Correction – using the excellent example of Moses, a man who heard directly from God, receiving correction from his father-in-law.

Bible Love Notes


  1. I am a perfectionist. I work in an organized way. to my best ability. When confronted. I reverted to a child crying because I tried so hard to earn love(appreciation) I cannot fight -crying so I flight.

  2. Learning and practice make perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  3. God loves perfectionists and many others appreciate them too. It's great to have a perfectionist working as an accountant or bookkeeper. It's nice when there's someone working on a complex project that needs to be done right or it won't work or will fall apart. However, God doesn't love us more if we love him "better"then one or many. He loved us completely because he just does. People, we are sinners and imperfect and do not have the kinds of patience that Christ has. We strive to be more that way. I'm just going to pray that you find yourself among others that love you in your perfectionism and are patient and do not have the tendency of sinful annoyance. We are to weep with those who weep. And you can bet God loves you to the point of Tears when you feel hurt. God bless you for your honesty and straightforwardness. That is more of a blessing then many things.