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Time with God - January 28

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Proverbs 15:22-23

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.   To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!”

Have I gotten good counsel?

As Christians, we constantly battle against our sin-nature, against our old way of independence. Our society encourages our sin-nature to say, “I can do it”, “I know best”. This attitude is so strongly ingrained in us that even among Christians it is not very popular to seek godly counsel.

How poor we are for this attitude! So many of God’s greatest lessons in my life have come from the counsel and input of others in my life.

Notice the verse encourages us to have “many advisers”. Avoid basing all your decisions in life on the counsel of one person, but cultivate a circle of people in your life who give spiritual input to your walk with God. If you don’t know people who could fill that role for you, start a Bible study group in your home and begin to cultivate a group of people committed to God’s Word.

Soon you will have your circle of godly influence as you all pursue God and his will for your lives together!

What do you think God wants you to do in response to this life principle? Respond to him now. Thank God for using godly friends to bring joy and success into your life.

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