Tuesday, 18 June 2013

GODLY COUNSEL OR WORLDLY COUNSEL?

 TEXT: 1 KINGS 12: 1-16
It is advisable to seek Godly and wise counsel so that we would not take a decision that can mar us. When seeking counsel; it is good to prayerfully seek the face of God for direction. Some people may give you an advice that would cause problem for you; it may be done deliberately or out of ignorance.
In the text, Rehoboam the King wanted an advice on how to answer the request  his people presented to him saying “Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labour and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.” He told the people to go and come back in three days; he went to the elders who had served his father Solomon. They gave him an advice saying “if today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favourable answer, they will always be your servants.”
Rehoboam rejected the advice given to him by the elders; he consulted the young men who had grown up with him. He asked them their advice on how to answer the people. They advised him that he should tell them that “My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist. My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with Scorpions.” Rehoboam paid dearly for this turn of event! Whose advice to take? Who do you go to for advice? Always seek the face of God to lead you towards right channel of counsel. The type of counsel you take can make you or destroy you.

Ask God for divine wisdom to know where to turn to for Godly counsels.

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