On Giving Advice

“ Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.”
– Proverb 25:11 (NLT) –

More often than not, it is easy to give advice to others who are in difficult situation.
But, is it at the right time?

There are times when our friends do not need advice whatsoever.
All they need is simply a listening ear. They need someone to sympathize with them.
The prime example is the difference between husband and wife.
The wife cries and shares her heart with her husband.
Yet, the husband often gives the solution which is not asked by his wife.

However, some of our friends are completely clueless.
They do need our advice.
Jethro, Moses’ father in law, told Moses not to judge the nation of Israel alone.
Instead, he told Moses to raise a group of rulers of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
These rulers will assist Moses in judging the nation (Exodus 18:13-27).

Doesn’t it sound like cell group leaders and zone supervisors system?

As we pray, God will definitely give us the wisdom when to stay silent and when to give advice.
And when He prompts us to give advice, it will be at the right time, right place, using the right words and with the right manner.

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Posted July 15, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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