A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. -Proverbs 13:1, KJV
My dad recently told me how proud of me he is. Of course, I took his advice on a few things, so there is that.
I guess it helps show I can be wise and just a wiseacre!
There have been times I have not listened to him. He and my mom would tell me what would happen if I followed through with my plans.
Then I would hear it: “I told you so.” I usually felt pretty silly, too, but my parents did help me to know that they took no pleasure in my pain nor being proven right.
The Big Rebuke
The biggest rebuke in history came when Jesus came to live and die for our sins.
He told us that the Father’s standards are not ours, and we need help. He told us He would send a Helper, the Holy Spirit, who would convict us of our son and lead back to Him. He told us He will return to finally judge us.
If you reject the Spirit’s prodding and Jesus’ warnings, one day you will hear Him say very sadly, “I told you so.”
And there will be no more time to change your mind.