Wise Counsel

Isaiah 19:1-15

Frogs, frogs, and more frogs! One of my favorite parts of the book of Exodus is when Aaron stretched his hand out over the water, and frogs came up and covered the land. Not wanting to be outdone, Pharaoh’s wise men foolishly called forth even more frogs to plague the people!

Centuries later, Isaiah used prophetic language reminiscent of those foolish advisors. He pointed out that the officials were “nothing but fools,” and that the advisors offered “senseless advice.” While Isaiah rhetorically asked, “Where are your wise men now?” it’s a good question for us to seriously consider in our own lives. Who are your trusted advisors? What voices are you listening to?

There are many voices clamoring for our attention: social media, news channels, and political pundits.

It is vitally important for us to surround ourselves with trusted and godly advisors who know us well. These mentors will speak truth into our lives, helping us to grow deeper into God’s kingdom. Who is your wise counsel?

Author: Jonathan Twitchell

 

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