Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverbs 27:9
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Between PB, family and friends, I am surrounded by people who offer earnest counsel. There's a big difference between opinionated instruction and sage advice... I know because I've experienced both.
At best intrusive opinions are annoying and at worst they bind you to a burden that was never yours to begin with.
But wise counsel is rooted in love and free from judgement.
Whether it's a word of encouragement, a practical tip or a gentle rebuke, earnest council is offered in hopes of bringing order or restoration. I've been in desperate need of both lately and I'm so thankful for the people God used to to meet that need.
Who's giving you earnest counsel today?