Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance (Proverbs 1:5)
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. (Proverbs 11:14)
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. (Proverbs 12:15)
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22)
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. (Proverbs 19:20)
Our Feature Friday Discipline is the Discipline of Counsel. In today’s society, the person who dispenses counsel is often considered wise. The Bible offers another perspective though, by linking listening and seeking counsel with wisdom. The Holy Spirit can directly provide us with all the counsel we need but He elects to sometimes provide this counsel through others. Of course, not all counsel provided is wise, even in the church. For some, the fact that this is a “risky” Discipline is ample reason not to pursue it. However, viewed through the lens of love that is not a recommended path.
Please prayerfully read the passages above and answer today’s questions.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- Do you have a network of believers who can provide you with godly advice on a variety of matters?
- How do you guard against using bad counsel?