MONDAY 27 June, 2016
Overthrowing Bad Advice with Good
So Hushai said to Absalom: “The advice that Ahithophel has given is not good at this time. -2 Samuel 17:7
In an effort to over throw the words of Ahithophel; Hushai, politely and to the point, told Absalom that Ahithophel’s words at this time were not good. It is very important for us to understand that the Lord is in complete control of this situation. God will give Hushai the right words to say and in doing so the tables would be turned on Absalom––a change in plans, which would benefit David.
When there is a division in your family the first thing you need to do is pray. Then wait on the Lord. He will lead you and help you respond in peace. Realize that the situation may look out of control but in reality God is still in control. If you do not pause to pray you will make a deadly move that will adversely affect the situation.
Put into practice the advice given in these Scriptures before you say anything:
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Proverbs 12:18, ESV).
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness (Proverbs 15:1-2).
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit (Proverbs 15:4).
It may be that God will use the wisdom of your words to turn a bad situation around for good; to benefit your family and not hurt them.
My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall giveunderstanding.
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