SIGN #4: MATURE COUNSEL
I know that God puts people in our lives that He uses to insert small bits of wisdom into our beings. This wisdom will help us discern God’s perfect will. We may not even know it along the way, but our Father gives us great advise through mature counsel. Here are some verses of scripture that prove this point, they are from the Amplified Bible, i like it because sometimes it explains the text a little better. Ps. 1:1-6 (Amplified Bible) “1[a]BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.(A)
3And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].(B)
4Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
5Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor [b]sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
6For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).”
This verses point out the significance of choosing wise counsel. It is SOOO important that we listen to godly advice. Prov. 13:10 The (Message Bible) “Arrogant know-it-al’s stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other’s counsel.” We must listen to each others counsel.
God has placed people on the streets of our lives in order to be our roadsigns for Godly counsel. Wisdom is found in those who take advice.
God Bless, Micah