But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke

"13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke." - Proverbs 13:1

There were a number of things through which I was able to listen to my father's instruction. I remember when I headed off to college I had a somewhat substantial inheritance (about $12,000), enough to get me all the way through my state school with no debt. I had every intention to live like a king, relax and not work through college.

My father sat me down and he reamed me out so bad I was terrified. I had, and to this day have, a fantastic relationship with my father. I'm one of the few people I know who can honestly say I would be proud to turn out like my father. When my Dad rebuked me, I was embarrassed. Embarrassed I hadn't already assumed I should work through college and attempt to save as much as I could. My father was a wise man and his instruction meant the world to me.

Do you listen your father's instruction? And if your father is a fool or not do you listen to your heavenly father's instruction?

A scoffer (lit. a mocker) does not listen to rebuke. It sometimes takes all I have just to hear the words of the Lord. To listen to His instruction. It takes all I have to not be a scoffer.