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Dec. 30 Devotion: Wise Counsel

Wise Counsel

2 Chronicles 10:13-15 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men, [14] And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. [15] So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the Lord might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

How often have you asked for someone else’s opinion on a situation? Some things you may ask for an opinion on may be trivial. How you look in something, what color car you should get, etc. However, there are also situations that arise that when we ask those around us for wise counsel. Question is, do we heed to that counsel? Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the men that his father had listened to. These were wise men that had seen plenty. They had gained their wisdom through years of faithful service. I’d venture to guess we all have people around us who would meet that criteria. Doesn’t have to be someone older than us, but people who have been faithful to the things of God. People who have seen many things succeed and fail. People who have seen others make mistakes, have even made their own mistakes and learned from them. These are the people that when we hear them say something, or when they give advice we need to be listening to. There’s plenty of advice I was given when I was younger that I wished I had heeded to. See, it’s not about listening to wise counsel, but heeding to it as well. Do you seek and heed to wise counsel in your life?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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