The promise is that those who turn at the reproof of wisdom shall have the words of wisdom made known unto them. In this is found the secret of the failure of many to understand the Bible. They are cherishing some sin ... and consequently cannot know the meaning of the words of wisdom. Self stands in the way.
The 'Christian dispensation' began for man as soon, at least, as the fall. There are indeed, two dispensations, a dispensation of sin and death, and a dispensation of righteousness and life, but these two dispensations have run parallel from the fall.
It is quite generally recognized that “self” is the great thing that stands in the way of Christian progress, and that it must be denied and put away.
It is once again time to re-read this most interesting and short article by Ellet J. Waggoner. It bears repeating and reviewing.
Sensitivity is an indication of self and false pride all alive within.