How I want to be known
2 Samuel 16:23 (NIV)
23 Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel's advice.
Even though Ahithophel's advice seems strange to us Absalom and David took it as Godly advice.
As I read this scripture my thought was, "That's how I want to be known." I want to be known as one whose advice came only after inquiring of God and His Word. If that is the basis of the counsel I give then I will constantly be connecting people with the Lord and He can handle any issue they might be facing. If I am just giving my own advice then I am just blowing so much smoke that may or may not be from God or helpful at all. Today I want to saturate any counsel I give in prayer and the Word.
Lord make me quick to listen and slow to speak. Let me offer advice only after I have sought you and your Word. Amen