Calling up a friend or confidant for advice is only natural when we’re not sure what to do in certain situations. As believers, however, we must be careful to make sure that what our friends — or any other people — are telling us line up with the Bible. Although people may mean well, if they are not rooted in the Word of God, they could actually make our problems even worse — that is, if we take their advice. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 21:30 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.
Just because an eighty-year-old person says it, it does not mean it’s wisdom or understanding. Just because you asked a family member, it does not mean you received good counsel. If the advice someone gives you does not line up with what Jesus would have you to do, it is bad advice. To put it bluntly, anything that goes against what God would have us do cannot even be called wisdom, understanding, or counsel.This is why it is so important for us as believers to study the Word of God and know it for ourselves. No matter what you are going through or what the crisis is, never be too stricken to check in with our Heavenly Father. Yes, it can be nice to have a friend to go to, but there is no better person to guide you through uncertain territory than God the Father.
Have a blessed day!
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