Wise Counsel is Medicine

Today’s Task Reading:

This week is the last week of the Series!

God has been so good and has taught us so many great things relating to health and wealth. Today we will focus on setting up a healthy support system of counselors, advisors, and mentors. They help us succeed (Proverbs 15:22). They give us security (Proverbs 11:14, Ecclesiastes 7:12). They provide us with victory (Proverbs 24:6). They help us strategize and fight to receive what is rightfully ours (Proverbs 20:18). Wise instructions gives us life (Proverbs 4:13). James 1:5 says if we lack wisdom, we should pray for wisdom, and God will provide it.

We should do whatever it takes to avoid lousy counsel. So we must make sure our counsel is wise because a horrible support system ruins our morals (1 Corinthians 15:33). So we must test if our support system is from God because they should acknowledge that Jesus Christ has come as God in the flesh. (1 John 4:1-2). Wise counsel isn’t prideful, but humble; humble counsel leads to honor, but prideful counsel leads to disgrace (Proverbs 11:2). Wise counsel words bring healing; a true friend tells the truth in love even if it hurts, but an enemy will lie and deceive you with kisses (Proverbs 27:6). Wise counsel encourages and builds (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Wise counsel leads to intelligence and honor (Proverbs 15:31-33).

When we are saved by accepting Jesus in our hearts and making Him the Lord of our lives, we receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the wise counselor that helps us and teach us God’s Word (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit leads us to truth, only speaks the Word of God (John 16:13).

Today’s Prayer:

God, You reign forever and ever in the heavens and on earth. We are so thankful for You. You deserve all the glory, honor, and praise. Let Your kingdom come and will be done in our lives. When we get are broken and need healing, help us to set up a healthy support system of counselors, advisors, and mentors. They will help us heal and continue in our healing. Most importantly, thank you, God, for sending Jesus to save us, deliver us and heal us. Give us knowledge, wisdom, and understanding we need to stay physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually whole. So that you can be our number one priority and that you can get the glory. We ask You to forgive us for all our debts, trespasses, and sins as we forgive our debtors and those who have trespassed and sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation. Help us to be equipped with the full armor of God as You deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom, Power, and Glory. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.

Today’s Scriptures:

Proverbs 15:22, Proverbs 11:14, Ecclesiastes 7:12, Proverbs 24:6, Proverbs 20:18, Proverbs 4:13, James 1:5, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 1 John 4:1-2, Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 27:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 15:31-33, John 14:26, John 16:13

Proverbs 15:22 New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Without counsel, plans go awry,
But in the multitude of counselors, they are established.

Proverbs 11:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors, there is safety.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

12 For wisdom is [a]a defense as money is a defense,
But the [b]excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

Footnotes:
Ecclesiastes 7:12 A protective shade, lit. shadow Ecclesiastes 7:12 advantage or profit

Proverbs 24:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors, there is safety.

Proverbs 20:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war.

Proverbs 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.

James 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

1 Corinthians 15:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

1 John 4:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

Love for God and One Another
4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

Proverbs 11:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 27:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Therefore [a]comfort each other and [b]edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Footnotes:
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Or encourage
1 Thessalonians 5:11 build one another up

Proverbs 15:31-33 New King James Version (NKJV)

31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life
Will abide among the wise.
32 He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.

John 14:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 But the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Footnotes:
John 14:26 Comforter, Gr. Parakletos

John 16:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. They are used by permission. All rights reserved.

Today’s Task

For healing, when we are sick or wounded, we will setup a strong support system of counselors, advisors, and mentors. Please share how you will setup a strong support system of counselors, advisors, and mentors here.

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