Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 25:1-34 (day three)

“May you be blessed for your good judgment.” 

When all the ideas that attract your attention start to sound like counsel you would give to yourself, when searching for guidance becomes seeking permission, when your mentor becomes your cheerleader, stop.  You’re about to fall off the cliff.  It will happen soon.  A wise man gives good advice.  A wiser man recognizes good advice.  Look at David’s life and start taking notes.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. Good topic for further discussion. Advice can be a wonderful thing or a disaster. I could not agree more, “A wise man gives good advice. A wiser man recognizes good advice.”

    A wiser person should be able to discern between good and evil and whether the advice is God’s way or Satan’s way. We should be able to identify some principles governing advice which may guide us in the advice we give as well as in the advice we choose to follow. Good advice is not lightly or hastily given and is not subjective feelings.

    Be aware of advice that may cause divisions and suspicions for self-serving agenda. I was reminded of this verse, “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.”~~
    Romans 16:17-18 ESV

    Good advice will help transform one’s heart for the common good; bad advice will cause self-destruction and go against Jesus’ teachings. I hope you all will agree!

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