Love One Another By Giving One Another Godly Advice

Love One Another By Giving One Another Godly Advice

God guides our hearts and lives in many ways. He may guide us through his Word, through the Spirit’s leading, by insights gained from life events, or through wise advice from godly people. In this article, we’re going to focus on the importance of godly advice in our lives. As we will see in the passages below, we all need to listen to advice:

“The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.”

               (Proverbs 12:15)

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.”

(Proverbs 19:20)

“Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.”

(Proverbs 20:18)

“For lack of guidance a nation fails, but many advisers make victory sure.”

(Proverbs 11:14)

These passages teach us to receive advice from others with a humble, listening spirit. We don’t always know what decisions are best or most pleasing to God, but God often provides us with godly friends, who have a clearer perspective, to help us. We can add to our own wisdom by learning from others!

God also wants us to offer godly advice to our friends when they need it. Paul tells us that scripture can help us to counsel one another: 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

When we offer one another advice, let us do so with a humble, loving spirit that points one another back to the Bible. God can use us all to strengthen and help one another as we navigate life and make choices. Our insights and experiences can be gifts we share with one another, helping us all to grow, to please God, and to live productive, joyful lives in Christ. Brothers and sisters, let us love one another by giving and accepting godly advice!

He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)

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