The errors that are the most dangerous are not the ones we see or have not yet seen; they are the ones we refuse to see.

The error that we see is the error that we can try to avoid.

The error that we cannot see is the error that wise counsel can guide us to avoid.

But the error that we refuse to see will lead to our downfall. No amount of guidance or rebuke or revelation will help. No amount of evidence will reform our mind. Our pride will be the sinking rock we cling to as we drown.

“He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.” Proverbs 29:1

The takeaways?

  1. Find the places you refuse to look – the errors you’ve refused to admit are errors. Be relentless.
  2. Pray for wise and courageous friends who will point out your blind spots. And be that kind of friend.
  3. And most importantly, read the Bible daily with an open heart and be willing to be rebuked.


Keep your eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)