Lent 2017 – Day Sixteen
This verse is so ironic and contrary to what we may have always believed. Wise people take advice? I would have thought that wise people rather give advice and because they have such great wisdom, what kind of advice will they listen to? But interestingly, people become wise when they listen to advice. However, it is not all advice that will make you wise – it is godly advice that makes you wise. By godly advice, I mean, advice that is grounded in the word of God. On the other hand, you fail to seek advice, you will not be considered a wise person. The verse says, “Fools are headstrong and do what they like; wise people take advice.” If you are fond of doing what you like because you think you are wise, then take heed because in the eyes of the Bible you are a fool.