Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Sometimes we do need to go to a friend for advice. The bible tells us to do this, but it’s important to have a friend that will give us wise counsel according to the word of God. A friend that will speak the truth in love and not afraid to tell us when we are wrong. They also won’t judge your spouse wrongly, they will pray for you and for your marriage to be strengthened and free from strife. Anyone who is causing confusion and anger to rise, they are not the one you should be seeking.
Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful
It is important not to be prideful in our marriages. Sometimes we all need help. It is ideal to receive counsel together from another trusted couple that can impart wisdom from experience as well as the word of God.
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Protect your marriage. Evaluate yourself. Evaluate your friends. Seek counsel. Covenant is honored and respected by God. It is a precious treasure that we should handle with care. We wouldn’t let our most careless friend borrow our most valuable piece of jewelry. So we shouldn’t let our most hurt, bitter friend counsel us in our marriage.
Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus thanking You for our marriage and asking You to bless it. Help us to seek You first in all of our trials and not satisfy our flesh with wicked counsel. Give of divine connections of counselors that can help build our marriage and strengthen itet g according to Your word. Take away any pride and self-righteousness that keeps us from reconciliation and agreement with our spouse. Make our hearts tender and passionate for our marriages. Helpus honor our covenant and not give up so easily. Take away any hurt, bitterness, and broken heartedness from the past and help us start new by seeking You first. Forgive us where we have been stubborn and stiff-necked. Deal with us as You deal with our Spouse. Make our Marriage whole. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!