No matter the age, no one likes correction. Is that because of the harsh words and punishments we have received in the correction or is it because we don’t understand the gift correction is? It’s probably, for most of us both. We can’t control how someone else corrects us, but we can correct others differently than we’ve been corrected.
King David shares with us in Psalm 141 how to correct people in a way that it releases upon them a blessing. No matter how we’ve been corrected in the past or how we’ve corrected others, from today we can follow the Davidic model for correction in order to release a blessing on the one we are needing to correct, no matter their age.
Psalm 141:5 “Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it.”