Together Day by Day: Abandoned Counsel

“But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.” 1 Kings 12:8 (Context: 1 Kings 12:1-24)

Age is not a cure for foolishness, but it is an opportunity for wisdom.  The popular opinion of peers often seems more relevant than the past.  Young man!  Young woman!  If you wish to avoid grief, take the counsel with the old.  It is likely that more lives than just your own will depend on their wisdom.

  • What popular opinions do I find easy to align with?
  • Who might know the wisdom of history to give me counsel in that matter?
  • Read the Bible.  The Eternal King has placed wisdom there for you.