Wednesday, February 26, 2014

day no. 12,910: two types of advice‏

Proverbs 15:22

Plans fail when there is no counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 9:9
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.
There are two types of people we listen to:
Type 1: people to whom we turn for advice on the very best way to do what we’ve already decided to do.
Type 2: people to whom we turn for advice on what is best to do in the first place
Both require varying degrees of humility to seek on the part of man.
The one requires the admission that we may not know the best way to accomplish the things that are on our hearts.
The other requires the admission that our hearts may not know what is best to accomplish.
The first answers the question: What’s the best way to do this?
The second answers the question: What’s the best thing to do?
To whom do you ask these questions?
Who is looking to you for answers to these questions?

Proverbs 16:2
All a man’s ways seem right to him,
but theLord evaluates the motives.

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