Listen to Advice
Proverbs 19:20-22 ESV
“Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love,
and a poor man is better than a liar.”
The advice we are to listen to and the instruction we are to accept come from God, and come from the word of God, but they may also come to us through the writings and the speaking of fellow followers of Jesus Christ who are sharing what the Lord Jesus is teaching them through his word. But we must test what they share with us against the word (in context).
Also, we must understand that the Scriptures were written to specific people at specific times under particular circumstances, and although some…
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