I will instruct you and teach youI suppose it must be sadly apparent to those who know me well why I suddenly noticed the "horse or mule" section. You can lead a horse to water, as the old saying goes, but you can't make it drink.
the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not keep with you.
Psalm 32: 8-9
How many times have I had to be curbed with bit and bridle only to finally get the point and realize that God's counsel was what I needed all along? How much easier I could have made my life by listening and considering.