BIBLE TEXT: "Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war" (PROVERBS 20:18).
Thomas Kempis said, "who is a wise man as to have perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore, trust not too much to your opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinion of others. Though your opinion be good, yet if for the love of God you forego it and follow that of another, you shall the more profit thereby". Youthful age is a period of exploration, great ideas and rash decision making, but Thomas warns against trusting your opinion too much. You need advice from others.
Our text asserts that every purpose is established by counsel. As a Christian, you need good advice to succeed. Seek advice from your parents, teachers and other significant people in your academic pursuit, career choice and other important matters. God wants you to succeed in life, and spend eternity with Him in heaven. Jesus is your greatest Counselor. Surrender your life to Him. Live by His Word and prayer and He will guide you into all His will for your life.
QUOTE: You need good advice to succeed
CHALLENGE: Be wise and seek good advice from others.
PRAYER: Help me Lord to humble myself and seek advice from others.