THE OBTAINING OF COUNSEL

PROVERBS 15:22

  1. THE CORRECT CONCEPTION OF WHAT COUNSEL ACTUALLY IS
    1. Common Misconceptions
      1. Counsel Is Merely The Dissemination Of Information
      2. Counsel Is Merely Discussion
    2. Proper Conception
      1. The Interaction Between Jethro And Moses (Exodus 18:19)
      2. Biblical Counsel Is A Plan Of Action (Strategy) That Allows One To Go Forward
      3. Solomon Recommends A Circle Of Trustworthy Confidants
  2. THE SINGLE GREATEST MISTAKE THAT CAN BE MADE WHEN CHOOSING COUNSELORS
    1. When The Wrong People Get Into Your Inner Circle, You Are A “Goner”
      1. They Are Called “The Ungodly” (Psalm 1)
        1. They May Be Conspicuous For Notorious Evil
        2. They May Appear To Be Highly Successful
        3. They May Even Be In The Church
      2. Their Character Is Contrary To God’s
    2. When The Wrong People Get Into Your Inner Circle, You Will Never Be Able To Prove What Is That Good And Acceptable And Perfect Will Of God (Romans 12:2)
      1. People That Are Shaped By This Age Lose Their Ability To Think God’s Thoughts After Him And Consequently To Give Proper Counsel
      2. Their Culture Has Dictated Their Experience