Seek Counsel

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me.
                                 —Psalm 16:7

Dr. LeMoine Lewis, one of my Bible professors in college, read a devotional every morning from The Imitation of Christ, by fifteenth-century theologian, Thomas à Kempis.

In one of his entries, Thomas à Kempis wrote: “Who is so wise as to have perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore, trust not too much to your own opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinions of others.”

Solomon, the wisest person of his generation, nevertheless valued counsel: “Plans fail for lack of counsel,” he wrote, “but with many advisers they succeed” (Prv 15:22).

Above all, make no decision without first seeking divine counsel. “I will praise the Lord, who counsels me . . . I have set the Lord always before me” (Ps 16:7, 8).

Jesus is the “Wonderful Counselor” (Is 9:6).

If you think you’re always right, you,
more than anyone, need counsel.

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