“Now then, My sons, listen to Me; pay attention to what I say” (PV 7:24)
“No man has any right to offer advice who has not first heard God speak. No man has the right to counsel others who is not ready to hear and follow the counsel of the Lord. True moral wisdom must always be an echo of God’s voice.
Before we follow any man we should look for the oil on his forehead. We areunder no spiritual obligation to aid any man in any activity that has not upon it the marks of the Cross. No appeal to our sympathies, no sad stories, no shocking pictures should move us to put our money and our time i to schemes promoted by persons who are too busy to listen to God.
God has His chosen men still and they are without exception good listeners. They can hear when the Lord speaks. We may safely listen to such men. But to no others”
(A W Tozer, 1897-1963)
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked…
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night” (Ps 1:1, 2)