Seeking Advice…

Read: 1 Kings 12-14
Marked: 1 Kings 12:6, Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, “How do you advise [me] to answer these people?”

It was a good thing Rehoboam did in seeking advice from the elders. These were men who had served before his father Solomon. These men had experience and knowledge about the affairs of the kingdom. They had seen both the good and the bad.

But he didn’t like their advice and instead sought advice from his friends, young men with no knowledge and little understanding who told him what he wanted to hear.

Is that what I do? Do I seek to find someone who will give me the answer I want, or will I give pause to consider the advice of those who have knowledge in areas I have no experience in?