Psalm 25:90: “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.”
True meekness is not only willingness to be merciful and gentle with people, but to demonstrates a teachable spirit. How can we be taught if we do not listen to correction? How can we know which way to go if we do not listen to direction?
When God told Solomon He would give him anything he wanted, he asked for a listening heart. in 1 Kings 3:9 (GW) Solomon said: “Give me A HEART THAT LISTENS so that I can judge your people and tell the difference between good and bad.”
There are those who are too big for their boots. They are high in their own estimation. They refuse to be corrected. Perhaps they will learn from their own mistakes, but even then, some will not because they refuse to be meek.
It must be difficult for a judge to deal with people who have multiple offenses for some type of crime. These people spend years in prison because they refused to be meek enough to hear instruction.
Proverbs 12;15: "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
Proverbs 15:5: “A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.”
Proverbs 15:12: "A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.”
A teachable spirit is a beautiful thing to behold. It is easy to be around those who want to learn and are eager listeners. Bull-headed people, full of their own opinions, are difficult to be around. A man may have a high IQ and be very gifted, but if he does not have meekness and is not a good listener, who wants to be around him for any length of time? I am sure that God feels the same way.