“By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom” –Proverbs 13:10
Think about relationships with friends, significant others, work, etc. When someone is being prideful and acting like they have it all together, did no wrong and just operating in their own strength, strife is right around the corner.
And beyond strife with others, the times when we believe that we can handle everything in our own way and not seek God, we fail and strife comes. Most times this type of strife happens within us. When we choose to disregard God and do things how we want we are ultimately telling God that we don’t need Him and that we know what’s best for our life. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We DO need God and we DO need His wisdom.
When we are well-advised, wisdom comes as a result. Reading God’s word is the first way that we are well-advised. We can also be well-advised by friends who deeply love, fear and respect God. I’m not at all saying that you have to tell everyone all of your business but I am saying that everyone goes through hard times and it is a good thing to seek wisdom from someone who can pray for you and lead you to the right Path, which is Jesus Christ. Friends who ONLY give you their personal opinion are just as lost as you are and if you are real right now you know that some of those opinions have led you to a bad place in the past. So always look to be WELL-advised and not just advised.
As you go through each day are you being well-advised or are you operating in pride and feeling as if you have everything under control and need no wisdom from God or godly people (who should be pointing you back to God)?