(Proverbs 9:8 NKJV) Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.In other words - it is only a problem if you are trying to teach somebody something. If they are sure they know everything they will render themselves unteachable (and obnoxious.) But, people blessed with God's grace can learn!
(Proverbs 3:34 NKJV) Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.My purpose is not to scorn the scornful, but to remind myself not to be one of their number. I need to be humble, to listen humbly to rebuke, and to run away from complacency and pride.
God, help me to keep on learning and growing! I want to be a true man of God!