Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes About Advice ; Giving and Receiving Advice, Counsel, Suggestions, Correction, Instruction
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We should seek and follow God’s advice in all that we do, great and small. Not following God’s advice will only bring sorrow. We should also seek advice from others including godly parents, spouses, friends, loved ones, fellow believers.
We should not be quick to reject any advice, but we should remember to make sure the advice we receive does not go against God’s word. In love, we should give advice, even when that advice is tough. We should not be too quick to give advice without understanding a situation fully though. And sometimes, we do not need to give advice… instead, we should just show love and pray. Likewise, we should always be willing to listen to and follow good advice, even when that advice is tough. Wise people appreciate and follow good, godly advice. Seeking and following good advice will make us wise.
“Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.” (AMP)
“For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. ” (KJV)
“What sorrow awaits my rebellious children, says the Lord. You make plans that are contrary to mine.You make alliances not directed by my Spirit,thus piling up your sins.” (NLT)
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (ESV)
Proverbs 15: 31-33
“If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding. Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.” (NLT)
“Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive counsel (friendly reproof and warning)” – AMP
“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” (KJV)
“Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” (AMP)
1 Corinthians 4:14
“I do not write this to shame you, but to warn and counsel you as my beloved children.” (AMP)
“Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.” (NKJV)
Proverbs 6:20 -23
“Good friend, follow your father’s good advice; don’t wander off from your mother’s teachings.
Wrap yourself in them from head to foot; wear them like a scarf around your neck.
Wherever you walk, they’ll guide you; whenever you rest, they’ll guard you;
When you wake up, they’ll tell you what’s next.
For sound advice is a beacon, good teaching is a light, moral discipline is a life path.” (The Message)
“The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.” (NIV)
“Pride only leads to arguments,
but those who take advice are wise.” (NCV)
” Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you. Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.” (NLT)
Proverbs 19:20, ESV “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”