2 Chronicles 10-12 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Who do you go to for advice? Rehoboam had good, godly counselors to listen to, but he decided to listen to his friends instead. It was an unmitigated disaster! Now, it was a disaster of the Lord’s making, but it still can be a useful lesson for us. We need to makes sure that, when we go for advice, we are getting it from the right people. People who know God. People who love God. People who have a good reputation among the godly. People who have a track record of following God. That’s why the Bible reminds us that those who are our elders are important for us to listen to.
Proverbs 3:1-5 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 6:20-23 “My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life.”
Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Proverbs 12:5 “The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.”
Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”
Proverbs 13:10 “By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”
Proverbs 13:20 “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
Proverb 24:6 “For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”