Proverbs 12:15-16 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
A wise man can take “No” for an answer. He is able to listen to the wisdom and truth of a friend. Pride can be an impediment to our learning and growing in God’s graces.
Even insults are not taken personally by the wise person. Insults that are spoken about us by people with limited knowledge of us.
I have found that the people who have only a casual relationship with me are the easiest to dismiss when they throw an insult. Such words are the easiest to dismiss because they are often baseless. Insults that are painful are those spoken by
Vs. 16 a prudent man does not take insults personally. Self control, ability to correct yourself and say sorry, less stress in your life.
What are the benefits of being truthful? It brings healing, experiences of joy, less trouble with people and the presence of God on your side in a dispute.