Scripture records the story of young King Rehoboam, King Solomon’s son, who began to reign after Solomon’s death. The people of Israel wanted to know how he would lead the country. He sought the council of the elders and then he sought the council of his buddies? Whose council do you think he followed?
If you guessed his buddies, you are correct. This led to the majority of Israel rebelling against the king except for the tribe of Judah. It’s not wise to listen to the council of the less experienced, especially in important matters.
When I was just learning how to live life as an independent adult, I faced a challenge in my life. I struggled and worried about what to do for days and weeks. Finally, one day, I saw a Bible verse on the front page of the Mobile Press Register (back in the day when it was a regular feature). The scripture verse said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
I tore the verse out of the paper and tacked in to my wall above the stove. I purposed in my heart that I would live by that verse and trust God with my problem. As I committed my life to trusting God, suddenly a transformation happened in me and also my environment around me. Instead of worrying and fretting, I had peace and rest. Instead of bitterness and revenge, I had love and forgiveness. Wow! What a difference looking to God for guidance made in my life.
This verse is a passage that the Lord brings to my remembrance time and time again as I face challenging situations in my life. What a blessing to know I don’t have to take matters in to my own hands, I can rest and trust in the guidance the Lord gives me.
How do I get that guidance? We can talk more about that next week!
I encourage you, when you face a major life issue, don’t look to social media or YouTube videos for advise look to the Lord! You cannot go wrong!