I meet with another man weekly to pray and talk through life and ministry stuff. He asks me hard questions as well. There is a group of men with whom I meet weekly on Skype. We have known each other for a collective 130+ years. There is not much that any of us can get away with in that conversation.
I need all of those interactions. The Lord uses those men to keep me focused, on or near the right track. He also uses my wife’s questions.
But there are some men I will not approach. They will not listen. They suffer from what Prof used to call hardening of the categories. They already know everything so they cannot learn anything. They scoff. They disparage. They attack when questions are asked. Proverbs says we are not to challenge them. By contrast they are fools.
Which are you? If folks are not challenging you what does that say about you?