Verse of the Day – Wise Counsel

October 10, 2007 1 By Lori

Proverbs 19:20-21

20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
      That you may be wise in your latter days.
21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
      Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.

Where do you seek counsel???  Is it from wise sources???  How do you determine wise???


In this passage, we are told to:

  • Listen to counsel – it is important for us to seek counsel – others advice especially in major decisions
  • Receive instruction – what use is counsel, if we refuse to listen???

Now, where should this counsel come from:

  • Many plans are in a man’s heart – we have many different thought, but how are we to discern what is wise???
  • the Lord’s Counsel – will stand!!! counsel that is wise and true is from the Lord!!!

So how do we find the Lord’s counsel??? 

  • Look to God’s Word – the Bible
  • Seek counsel from mature, wise Christians – pastors, leaders….

It is important for us to seek wise counsel – especially for major decisions.  We personally have a select group of people that we seek advice.  We listen to what they say, weighing their opinions – looking at all of the pros & cons (so to speak).  Of course – we first are seeking the Lord in much prayer!!!


Do YOU seek WISE counsel???