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Consultation Fees

Posted: Thursday, April 14

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Joshua 9:3-10:43
Luke 16:19-17:10
Psalm 83:1-18
Proverbs 13:4 


Verse of the day:

So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the Lord. (Joshua 9:14) 

Have you ever had to pay for an expert option? Have you ever turned to a friend, co-worker, or family member for advice? Advice is rarely free. When we take the wrong advice, it costs us to make repairs or to redo the work. When we take advice from the wrong person, it can cost us relationships. The worst mistake you can make when it comes to advice, though, is not getting any.



Joshua made that mistake. Maybe he was over confident after the successful military victories of their newly begun conquest of the Promised Land. Maybe the lack of casualties and the quantity of plunder dulled his attention to details. Whatever the cause, when the people of Gibeon set out to deceive Israel, they were successful. It would have been very easy for God to reveal this trickery, if they had only asked.



Many times in our own lives, how many decisions do we make that we forget to consult God about? If we believe that he is all knowing, then why do we hesitate to ask for his help? Many of our missteps could have been avoided if we had just consulted the Lord. What prices are you still paying because you did not invite the Lord into your daily decision making?



As you go through your day today, make sure to include God in every decision. If you believe that he wants to have a relationship with you, then you have to know that he at least wants to be a part of the conversation. Ask his advice and when he responds make sure you obey.