I attend Bible Study class almost every Sunday.
The teacher/facilitator is a very insightful person, committed to serving the Lord.
Yesterday, as she was speaking, she made a statement so obvious, yet so profound that I simply had to write it down.
What do we do when we need advice?
If we ask for it, do we really want to hear the truth?
Here is the quote I found so full of meaning:
"We go to like-minded people to get confirmation so we can stay stuck where we are."
If we really don’t want to quit our job and go back to college, do we intentionally go to friends for advice who we know would probably counsel us to remain with our current employer?
If we are angry with someone, do we gravitate to others who are angry themselves?
Proverbs 12:15 says,
"The way of a foolish person seems right to him.
But a wise person listens to advice."
We should seek counsel from those that are known for their wise, godly counsel, even if we know that the advice might not be what we want to hear.
Not far from the church where the Bible study class meets, a small shop has a couple of rocking chairs on the sidewalk in front.
Their presence invites and encourages those nearby to stop and rest awhile.
Talk about things….
Hear a fellow Christian’s viewpoint….
The rewards of such a time could be eternally profitable.