2 Chronicles 10:8 “But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.”

 I have noticed in life that it is easier to receive counsel in difficult seasons than in seasons of success. As a strategic planner, very few companies would call me to consult when business was going well! However, when they are experiencing pain they knew they needed a plan! The same is true in our lives. Success can be intoxicating, but it is at this time that we need to humble ourselves and continually listen to the Godly wisdom of others. 

 In 2 Chronicles 10, Rehoboam inherited a great situation. His father Solomon led Israel to its greatest level of success. When he took the lead he had one thought: “Don’t mess this up!” But he listened to the wrong counsel, which proved to be a negative turning point for him and the people, he led. It was only later, after defeat, that he was able to humble himself before God.  

 Are you flying high into the new year? I know the feeling. Make time to listen to the wisdom of other Godly men especially in seasons of success! 

 God Bless,