In The Multitude Of Counselors There Is Safety
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. All of us still have growing to do (II Peter 3:18).
1. We are told to increase in knowledge (Colossians 1:10).
2. Wise people can get wiser (Proverbs 9:9).
B. There are two types of wisdom (Jeremiah 4:22).
1. If we are going to be simple, let it be concerning evil (Romans 16:19).
2. Understanding that the wisdom that is of this world is NOT the wisdom we want to adhere to (I Corinthians 3:18-19).
II. Body: Proverbs 11:14 and Proverbs 15:22
A. Are you willing to listen (Proverbs 8:33 and Proverbs 23:12)?
1. Are you swift to hear (James 1:19)?
2. Are you a stubborn, stiffnecked person (I Samuel 15:22-23 and Acts 7:51)?
3. Considering all weÕve covered; there are also times wherein you shouldnÕt be so willing to listen (Proverbs 14:15 and Proverbs 19:27).
B. Make sure who you are listening to is the right source of wise counsel (Isaiah 30:1-5).
1. Some people advice wrongly having hidden agendas (II Chronicles 22:1-12 and Daniel 6:1-28).
2. Some give counsel to just tell you what you WANT to hear, so be sure to listen to who will tell you what you NEED to hear (I Kings 22:1-14).
3. There will be no excuse for following the wrong counselors (Matthew 15:14).
C. As with all we are told, test the counsel you receive (I Thessalonians 5:21).
1. Is the counselor credible (III John 1:9-12)?
2. Does the counsel youÕve receive hold to the right standards (I Timothy 4:7)?
3. DonÕt fall for the crafty talker (Ephesians 4:14 and Ephesians 5:6).
III. Conclusion: Proverbs 12:15
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