Wisdom of the Bible: Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you
The Bible in its wisdom makes us a series of recommendations in particular about how we proceed with people. Knowing what people are like and being able to predict behavior is key to successful socialization. The Bible explains to us that there are two mentalities, and that we must always take this into consideration, the upright man enjoys his wisdom, but the wicked man suffers his perversion: "If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer" Proverbs 9:12.
That is why when we speak or engage in discussions with people we have to keep in mind a principle, which the Bible presents as a proverb:
"Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will add to their learning" Proverbs 9:7-9.
The pervert will always despise the correction of the error for self-love, the perverse always feeds his ego and does what he pleases or seems convenient. Warning a person who loves himself of mistakes is an invitation to trouble. In addition, the fool due to mistrust will always do the opposite of what is advised, the truth in these people is counterproductive.
But in a person who lives righteously, the perception of reality is different, there are no crooked thoughts or double-meaning words. Things are only one way: rights or directs. These are the people who exercise empathy and the good love (Agape) expands to others; that is why in the face of problems, advice and correction are possible.
We must live warned with people, wisdom teaches us that there are two paths and two retributions: "For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction" Psalm 1:6.
In other words, there are things that we have to look for and others that we have to avoid: "Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm" Proverbs 13:20.