Wisdom Takes Advice

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Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 26:1-27:26, Luke 10:38-11:13, Psalm 76:1-12, Proverbs 12:15-17

Daily Verse: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” Prov. 12:15

Wisdom takes advice.

“Call the doctor on call,” my friend said. Struggling to decide what to do when my leg unexpectedly swelled four times its size, I called Lori. Friends since childhood, I trusted her advice.

Lori’s wise words saved my life. Her advice led me to the lifesaving procedure that identified and removed the blood clot from my leg. In my panic, I struggled to think clearly, but she didn’t.

God never meant for us to do life alone. In chapter two of Genesis, the Lord tells Adam, “It’s not good for man to be alone,” giving him Eve as a helpmate. Seeking advice from others helps us makes better decisions. 

Lean into the wise people in your life. Seek their advice and listen to what they say. Build a network of Christ’s followers to rely on when the storm winds blow. Become wiser because you listen to the advice of others.

Wisdom listens to others; fools rely only on themselves.

Lord, forgive us for not seeking advice from others. Give us discernment to know whose input we should follow. Don’t let us become fools, relying on our limited perspectives. Surround us with people of wisdom we can depend upon in times of need. IJNIP. Amen

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