“What Do You Think?”

“What do you think?”

When I offer this question I have given myself away in a few simple words. I have opened myself up to the influence and opinions of others around me. In the book of Proverbs there are three verses that speak of how in the multitude of counselors there will be safety. But who am I seeking for counsel? The answer is obvious on the surface; seek the Lord Jesus Christ for our ultimate counsel always!

It’s when we understand that we are to be the body of His counsel where the tangibles of this thought comes into play. Who I allow to counsel me matters. Am I asking my family, my friends, my neighbors? All may be good candidates up until we have to understand that it’s only God’s Word which can accurately guide our steps. If our family, friends and neighbors are not familiar with God’s Word than we open ourselves up for error.

If I wanted to bake a really good cake, sew a great sweater or build a gazebo, I know I’d have to seek help and advice from others who specialized in these gifts. We should take just as much care when it comes to our spiritual walk.

Scriptures for reference Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, 24:6, 1Cor 12:8

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