Quotes • Open To Counsel

Who is wise as to have perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore, trust not too much on your own opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinions of others. Though your opinion may be good, yet if for the love of God you forgo it and follow that of another, you shall the more profit thereby.

– Thomas à Kempis (15th Century Theologian)

This is a quote that was shared through the Our Daily Bread daily devotionals. It causes me to give thought to being open to the opinions of others.

Yet more importantly, to listen to the wise counsel of others. Scripture says in Proverbs 15:22 that without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
So it is alright to desire and seek wise counsel. We just need to ask God reveal to us who those wise counselors are in our lives.

But before we ask Father God that, we can ask Him for wisdom for ourselves (which He will freely give according to James 1:5) and we can lean on Him for wise counsel because Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor.

Let us be wise with the wisdom from God in our planning and decision making.



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