“What do you think?”
Our life circumstances often bring us to the conclusion that we have never been here before or we don’t know what to do next. We ask ourselves, where do I go or what should I do? These uncharted waters we experience could involve, but not limited to, relationship issues, financial challenges, employment choices, family matters, spiritual questions, or practical matters of everyday life. Maybe it’s wisdom we need. So, we search the Scripture. Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding .” Then we read and pray for the application.
The Bible also directs us to seek counsel. Once again Proverbs speak to our question for insight in verse 27:9. “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and a person’s advice is sweet to his friend.” Thoughts of recommendation, caution, or experience can be very helpful and welcomed in our times of questioning. But who do we inquire? Opinions, ideas and influence abound in our times. Jesus speaks of His disciple as one who “is like a head of a household, who brings out his treasure new things and old.” When we seek advice as a Christian, it would be prudent for us to find those that demonstrate their faith in Jesus. Their spirituality, maturity, experience, and relationships would reflect their balance and devotion to Christ. Two more verses seen in Proverbs rings of promise, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a person who listens to advice is wise,” also, “Give instruction to a wise person and they will become still wiser; teach a righteous person and he will increase his insight.” (12:15 and 9:9 respectfully)
Through the words of Scripture, prayer, and wise counsel of the righteous we are enabled to navigate the challenges that this life brings.
Blessings to us all as we walk together.
Sincerely Serving with You.