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Key Verse

  • But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him 1 Kings 12:8 NKJV
  • Then King Rehoboam sent out Adoram, who was in charge of the forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. And King Rehoboam mounted his chariot in haste and escaped to Jerusalem. 1 Kings 12:18 BSB


1. Get counsel

  • Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in an abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14 NASB
  • Plans are established by counsel; So make war [only] with wise guidance. Proverbs 20:18 AMP

2. Counsel of the wicked

  • Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example] … Psalm 1:1 AMP

3. Ask counsel from GOD

Those who did 

  • David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” 1 Samuel 30:8 NKJV
  • So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” 2 Samuel 5:19 NKJV
Those who didn’t
  • Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions; but they did not ask counsel of the LORD. Joshua 9:14 NKJV