... a weekly letter of encouragement.
January 17, 1994
Here are ten Biblically based guidelines on seeking counsel when faced with a decision:
#1 Does the advice I am receiving square with the Word of God? (Psalm 119:105, 133)
#2 Does the life of the one giving the advice validate the counsel being given? (II Timothy 3:10, 11)
#3 Does the one giving the counsel walk with God? (Psalm 1:1)
#4 In seeking counsel, am I drawing from a wide array of people? (Proverbs 15:22)
#5 Am I prayerfully asking God's guidance as to the person(s) from whom I should seek counsel? (Proverbs 13:20)
#6 Am I seeking out and carefully considering the advice given by my spouse? (I Peter 3:7)
#7 Am I only embarking upon a course where I sense a deep inner peace? (Isaiah 32:17; Colossians 3:15)
#8 Am I taking my time in making the decision, or am I yielding to time pressure? (Proverbs 19:2)
#9 Am I seeking counsel from people who have no vested interest in the counsel they are giving to me? In other words, they do not stand to win or loose by giving it to me straight. (Proverbs 27:5, 6; I Samuel 12:1-15)
#10 Am I basically a teachable person, willing to receive counsel from the most humble of sources? (Ecclesiastes 4:13)
Have a great week!
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