Scripture: 1 Kings 12:6-7
King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, “How do you counsel me to answer this people?” Then they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”
Insights: Yesterday we cultivated the ground for Rehoboam. In other words, the scene was set for him to make a decision. At this point in the process we learn there are good and bad seeds with which he could plant in his freshly tiled field. Today’s verses reveal to us the good seed or good advice he received from those more experienced men. It would be wise for us to listen to the advice of our elders when it comes to many matters in our lives. They have a lot more knowledge and wisdom than we like to give them credit. Beloved, one of the ways we know the will of God is by the council of fellow Christians. It is important for us to receive godly advice from our fellow brothers in sisters in Jesus. I think one of our problems as Christians is we try to do everything on our own; and as a result, we often times make major mistakes because of our lack of humility in regards to areas of importance in our lives. Let me encourage you to seek out good seed and listen to the advice of these wise and godly individuals with whom you know. As you follow their advice may the Lord be brought glory.
1. Who can you go to in order to receive good advice?
2. How frequently do you act upon this good advice?
Prayer: Father, in this world there are a lot of advisors in this world. They are not all good advisors. Lord grant me the wisdom to know the distinction between the two and help me to honor You in the process. Amen.