A little advice about advice …
Here’s some wise advice directly from scripture:
“Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers,” Proverbs 11:14.
“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success,” Proverbs 15:22.
Simply put, failing to obtain wise counsel can lead to failure; plenty of good advice can be a genuine “key to success.”
There is a key to actualizing the truth of this scripture: choose your counselors wisely. Ungodly counsel from people who don’t seek knowledge, understanding, and wisdom from God, and who don’t have your best interests at heart, can quickly mislead you from God’s vision for you.
may say to you, ‘Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the
spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will
tell us what to do.’ But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should
the living seek guidance from the dead? 20 Look to God’s instructions and teachings! People who contradict his word are completely in the dark,” Isaiah 8:19-23.
Simply put, the will of God will always align with the Word of God. Plenty of advice from those who fear, love, listen to, and serve God can bring great insights into God’s guidance for you. Likewise, advice from those who pay no heed to God and His Word can be a direct means to derailing you from following God’s will for you.
Are you listening to yourself too much, or are you getting the wise input you need? How do you acquire good, godly counsel for yourself? Do you currently have any ungodly sources of counsel in your life that need to be removed?