Thursday, 13 June 2013

Today Reminder - 13 June 2013 (Advice)

A reminder for today
But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers. (1 Kings 12:8)

Rehoboam became king after his father Solomon died. He got an opportunity to rally the people behind him, but instead of listing to the advice of his older and wiser advisors, he listened to the younger ones that grew up with him. This caused rebellion under his people. When all Israel realized that the king had refused to listen to them, they responded, "Down with the dynasty of David!  We have no interest in the son of Jesse. Back to your homes, O Israel! Look out for your own house, O David!" (Verse 16)

My dear friend, how do you take advice? Are you open to advice and do you accept being corrected even if is by someone much younger than you? I guess we are all open to advice but we have our restrictions. What we must remember is that God can send anyone to us to advise or to help us. It is how we react to the advice that will later result in either our success and understanding or our misdirection and possibly disaster. What we must do is accept advice, but always measure it against God’s will. God will always confirm His decisions by either sending a second person or through His Word or even by Himself. So do not always jump in and accept, always test it against God’s will, because the more we do God’s will the closer our relationship with God becomes and the easier it will be for us to identify a false message. 

My dear friend, listen to wisdom and experience and humbly accept God’s teachings, because it all happens so that we can be better prepared for what lies ahead. God has a purpose with everything, we must just remain patient.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus