Updated Verse

Last week's verse:
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
Psalm 141:3-4a

This week's verse:
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;
let my head not refuse it.
Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
Psalm 141:5

Right now I am quite font of this passage. It is full of things that I need to work on. This week's verse especially so.  This type-A  first born hates to be wrong. I especially hate when it is pointed out to me--in a derogatory way.  Not that I respond too great when I am shown in love either.  I understand that verse 5 is speaking of a righteous man doing the rebuking but whether the person be righteous or not I should respond with grace.  Proverbs speaks of the wise man or righteous man who listens to counsel or rebuke((Pr 27:5). It also speak of the fool who looses his temper( Pr. 29:11) I'll tack on this one because this is all what it boils down to Pr. 29:23.

How have these verse of Scripture affected you this week or even last week?