The Best Advice

The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice–Proverbs 12:15

This morning we sat around the breakfast table reading our daily family devotions when we came upon this verse.

The words, “…the wise listen to advice” rang in my ears.  How many times do we spurn advice when we simply want to take our own way?

The devotional we were using posed the question, “What’s the best advice you have ever received?’

The kids struggled with an answer so Jared & I thought about it and came up with similar answers.

We both agreed the best advice we’d ever been given was about choosing carefully who we married.  Kati Ann rolled her eyes in disgust. (this is the reality of our family devotional time)

I thought back to more than 20 years ago receiving that advice & how I know and have experience so many things that have have confirmed the validity of that advice.

Not all advice is worthwhile but we are wise to listen and not assume we automatically know or have the right answers.

What about you?  What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

4 Comments

  1. One piece of advice I always remember is: “If you hang around skunks, you’re going to smell like a skunk.” Years later, I found a Bible verse to match it. “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character'” (1 Cor. 15:33).

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