Seek But Not Find

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Seek But Not Find

Some seek for God’s will, some seek for knowledge, but reject godly counsel. In the process they end up being confused and deceived.  For many it is because they let pride and sin block them from finding wisdom interfere in finding wisdom.

Fool do not seek counsel
Proverbs 28:26
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.

Proverbs 1:7
the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Favor from God and Wisdom comes when seek counsel
Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Difference between receiving counsel and not receiving counsel
Proverbs 15:31-32 NLT
31 If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. 32 If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding. Trust the Word and those who share the word.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
6  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t Need a Teacher
There is a false concept that Christians do not ever need Bible teachers, counselors, etc.
I John 2:26
25  And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us.
26  I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray.
27  But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.

Prior context is having a mature faith in Christ, about God’s word living in your heart, not loving the world. These are conditions in order for you to hear clearly from God. One of the fivefold gifts is Teacher, Thus there is still the need of teachers. Apostle Paul started a school of leaders to raise up disciples-they were being taught by Apostle Paul.

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Pastor Richard D Dover

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