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The Voices We Heed

When it comes to relationships, many of our decisions and actions are a based on the voices we follow. But what criteria determines whether it's a good voice?

From dating to parenting, everyone has an opinion. It stands to reason that individuals educated in those subjects speak from the knowledge they've gleaned, though they may not have an experiential perspective. And opinions often differ. When it does, who's right? If it sounds logical then it's probably right...or is it?

Is there a source we can always trust?

As a believer in Christ, my short answer is yes. We can always find specific or general guidelines for every problems in God's word. Here's a biblical example of someone that followed logical advice, yet didn't seek God's guidance.

In 2 Chronicles, Chapter 10, Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, became king. When eased service for continued allegiance was requested, he sought the advise of the leaders who served under his father, but listened to the advise of his friends which was harsh expectations. Because of his response, many refused his leadership and the kingdom split under his rule.

It's important that we carefully consider any advice we follow. Friends, family, even educated voices can lead us down the wrong path, even when it sounds logical.

My advice, start with the best source, and go from there.

James 1:5 ESV — If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.


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