An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Get off the Couch

(Pro 15:22 KJV) Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

The meaning of “counselor” (3289) has certainly changed.  Although we still hear it in movies referring to a lawyer, it has come more to mean a psychologist or psychiatrist today.  If you think of the common cartoon of a patient laying on a couch and talking while the “counselor” takes notes.  The Biblical idea is of people who pool their experience and wisdom to fill in the gaps in what you know.  Unlike the cartoon, you are the one doing the listening.

So?  Learn to listen and discern good advice.  We are surrounded by people who have been down the road before us.

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