Who are your counselors? Who helps you know what is the best thing to do?


Proverbs 11:14. Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

It doesn’t matter how old you get, or how smart you think you are, we all need others to come alongside us and guide us through life. Solomon is telling his children to get all the advice they can, to listen to those who have already made mistakes and learn from them.

Why is this so important? Because many of us are impulsive. Do you know what that word means? It means to do things without thinking about the consequences or the results. Are you impulsive? Do you make plans without asking the people you trust about it first? Do you go to the trusted adults in your life (parents, teachers, pastors) and ask them for advice on what you should do about hard situations in your life? If you do you are wise. If you don’t you are a fool.

Of course, most importantly, when we don’t know what to do we should pray and listen to the Bible and what it says. Books like Proverbs are a great place to get wisdom from a counselor – not just Solomon, but God himself. And Jesus is the best counselor of all. That’s why we should always try to think about what Jesus would say to us in different situations. Ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?’

But also ask, “What DID Jesus do?” He died for you on the cross. He put his love inside your heart. He forgave all your sins. When we remember these most important truths, the Holy Spirit will guide us to the right choice every time.

Because of Jesus we have the ability to always make the right choice.

With Jesus we can seek good advice and humbly listen to others who are wise.


Watch the movie Brave together. This is a story of an impulsive young lady (Merida) who must learn to trust the wisdom of others.   


Jesus, as I grow up surround me with wise counselors who can help me to make good choices for my life. Thank you for giving me my parents, grandparents, teachers, and pastors to help me along the way. Amen.

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