Seek Counsel And Be Not Deceived

If you love God, then you also love His instruction and the knowledge He gives, through reading the Bible daily and through much prayer. You pray in order to be filled with His wisdom. You’d rather be led by God then man. 1“Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.” It is wise to seek the Lord and follow in His counsel lest we be found in captivity and led astray. This way you will know the truth of God and not fall victim to foolish lies and deceit. When we stop heeding what God can do in and for our lives, that is often when our pride is in the way. It becomes our barrier between us and God. Please know that 1“the way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” It is sad that so many people deny counsel and are OK with their own life and decisions. They do not even realize it, but they are now on a path to destruction. The lies that they are following are truly the cause of their demise, lest they repent and come to God. Only He can awaken their souls to know His truth and knowledge. Surely, 1“he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.” These people think they have a good thing going on, but if they asked God in prayer and read the Bible, they would know how far gone they really are.

It is important to understand that 1“lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.” This is why we must pray always, lest we be led astray by a liar and a deceiver. 3There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing, it is important to seek the Lord, lest we fall victim to them. With the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are better able to tell the difference. The Spirit also leads us to be taught by people that know and follow God and go to a church that is speaking the truth, from God’s Word. Through the Bible, prayer, righteous people and the church, 1“the lip of truth shall be established for ever.” I encourage you to seek after what is truth. 2No longer be led by people that put down the Bible and or add to God’s Words, with their other books. The Bible is the only Word of God. Saying another book has the same value or more is wrong. There are many false teachings that come from these false churches, and one day, the people responsible will pay for their lies and deceits. Their lying acts are known by God and His wrath is upon such people that lie and deceive. Know that 1“a lying tongue is but for a moment,” and God’s wrath is upon such people. I pray that you hearken unto the counsels of God. Read the Bible daily and pray often, that God’s counsels may be a part of your life.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, please open our hearts to the truth. I know that what You put in our hearts and our minds is all the knowledge and understanding that we need. This wisdom is power. Give us Your wise counsel and lead us by the hand. If anyone is being led now by their own desires or by false teachers, wake them up from their slumber. Revive them this day. May they start to realize the trouble and the foolishness they have gotten themselves in. I know Lord that it is foolish to deny Your counsel. We are apt to stumble and fall under the wrong judgements when Your wisdom is not sought. When You are not there in our lives we are led astray on a road to destruction. I ask Lord that You break the bonds of captivity in our lives. May we break free, this day. Lower our pride and humble us. Send the Holy Spirit down and into our lives, that we may know who is out to teach the truth and who is out to deceive. We want to be led by You dear Lord and not by men that profess to follow You. I know that there are many false teachers and false churches among us. Help people find a church that teaches from the Bible alone. Yes, Lord, Your Words from the Bible are true and faithful and we ought not to add to or take away from Your teachings. Thank You for giving me this wisdom and counsel. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1Proverbs 12 (KJV)
1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2 A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

2Proverbs 30:5-6 (KJV)
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

3Matthew 7:13-27 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

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