Defined as criticism for a fault : rebuke
9. Declared to be
a. Better than secret love. Pr 27:5.
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
b. Better than the praise of fools. Ec 7:5.
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man
Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
10. A proof of faithful friendship. Pr 27:6. Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
11. Leads to
a. Understanding. Pr 15:32. 32
He who neglects discipline despises himself,
But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
b. Knowledge. Pr 19:25.
25 Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd,
But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
c. Wisdom. Pr 15:31; 29:15.
d. Honour. Pr 13:18.
e. Happiness. Pr 6:23.
R.A. Torrey, The New Topical Text Book : A Scriptural Text Book for the Use of Ministers, Teachers, and All Christian Workers (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos research Systems, Inc., 1995, c1897).