Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Advise On Receiving Advice


I am a Christian man. Should I let other people to tell me what I should do with my life


You have a Counselor, The Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 (ESV)
"26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."

Yes, so called men of God have given horrible advice to men. See the three friends of Job concerning bad advice. But elders or pastors are here to help you. The New Testament refers several times to people helping and giving advice in the life of the church.

To the church in Corinth, Paul told them to follow his godly example as he follows Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV
"Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ."

To the church in Phillippi, Paul sends them Timothy as a leader and adviser.
Philippians 2:22 ESV
"But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel."

Paul sent advisers to the gentile church in Antioch.
Acts 15:22(ESV)
"22Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,".

We are told to respect the elder men who give fatherly advice.
1 Timothy 5 (ESV)
"1 Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,".

We are told in Titus to respect our older men and women of the faith who give advice and who advise and teach the next generation.

Titus 2:2-4 (ESV)
"2Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,".

Yes, seek godly council. Do not accept anyone spouting Scripture seeking a role of importance. There are plenty of folks, unequipped, yet willing to spout off to seem important. This is another reason to be in a good church. You know the people. You have spent time with them. The Christian leaders have passed the test of time. You can use spiritual and mental discernment in choosing wise biblical counsel. These people give advise. You are responsible for the final decesion that will honor God.

1 comment:

    Sharon Dillard Jones, Stacie Jackson McCune and 2 others like this.

    Stacie Jackson McCune
    Love your blog Dr. Law!
    August 18 at 7:47am · Like

    Fletcher Law
    You are awesome Stacie. Thanks for letting me know you read it.
    August 18 at 4:12pm · Like

    Susan Thompson
    ‎"...those who spout scripture seeking a role of importance." Very well said, Fletcher.
    August 18 at 9:20pm · Like

    Fletcher Law-
    Susan, Buff, Jerri, Sharon thanks for reading. I work with an internet ministry and get these questions sent to me. Ii am one of a bunch of writers for them. I can sahre the articles for non profit use-and I delete any identifying info. I put time in this and appreciate y'all reading and commenting.
    August 18 at 10:54pm · Like · 2 people

    Gary Buffington-
    Fletcher,really liked the article.Good information on the leaders of the early church and always like to hear about the Holy Sprit.
    August 19 at 2:01am · Like