Are you somebody that seeks wise Godly counsel when it comes to decisions in your life? Are you someone who has all the answers and you make the decisions based on your own knowledge? It is so easy for us to move forward based on what we know. But how often do we stop and seek wise Godly counsel?
I’m RW and let’s have a fireside chat about “Wise Counsel”
There are a couple scriptures that come to mind to why at times we as Christians do not seek wise counsel. One could be distracted by the circumstances, fearful to ask, ashamed to ask, embarrassed to ask, and lastly PRIDE.
Here are a few scriptures about seeking wisdom:
Proverbs 12:15 – “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice
Proverbs 19:20-21 – “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is The Lord’s purpose that prevails”
Proverbs 28:26 – “Those who trusts in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe”
If you do decide to seek wise counsel do you seek Godly people to receive it? If you do that is wonderful news. Let me ask you another question. Do you seek the counsel from The Lord first before seeking it from others? James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” In asking God for wisdom you partner closer to God as you listen first and then take His counsel.
Here are a few things we should do in seeking Godly counsel:
- Seek The Lord’s counsel (God’s Word and Praying)
- Seek counsel from Godly resource(s) (People)
- Avoid manipulation
- Learn from past experiences of God’s hand at work
Of all the choices above The Lord’s counsel is the best for us and will never fail us. We may not like what he has to say to us or understand what he is doing. We can trust the Lord’s counsel because we know God’s heart even thou we do not know what His hands are doing. Psalm 33:11 “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
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