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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5780 advisers
5780 advisers

5780 advisers

Those who give advice and counsel. Human advice is desirable, but not always reliable. Only God’s counsel is wholly dependable.

Human advisers

It is wise to consult advisers Pr 15:22 See also Pr 12:15; Pr 13:10; Pr 15:12; Pr 19:20; Pr 20:18; Pr 24:6; Ecc 4:13

It is folly to reject wise advisers Pr 11:14 See also 1Ki 12:8 pp 2Ch 10:8; 1Ki 12:13-15 pp 2Ch 10:13-15; Pr 1:25-26,30-31; Jer 18:18; Ac 27:11,21

Unwise advisers are dangerous Ps 1:1 See also Job 21:16; Job 42:7; Pr 12:5; Isa 19:11; Eze 11:2-4

Advisers who trust in false gods must be rejected Isa 8:19-20 See also 2Ch 25:15-16; Isa 19:3; Isa 47:13-15

Examples of wise advisers

Ex 18:17-24 Jethro Daniel: Da 2:23,48; Da 4:18,27; Da 5:11-12
Ac 5:38-39 Gamaliel; 2Co 8:10-12 Paul

Examples of bad advisers

Nu 31:16 Balaam Ahithophel: 2Sa 15:31; 2Sa 17:1,7
1Ki 12:28-30 Jeroboam; Isa 19:11 Egyptian advisers; Jn 11:49-53 Caiaphas

Examples of official advisers

Ge 26:26; 2Sa 15:12; 2Sa 16:23; 1Ki 4:5; 1Ch 27:32-33

God as adviser

God is an adviser Ps 16:7 See also 1Ki 22:5 pp 2Ch 18:4; Ps 32:8; Ps 73:24; Rev 3:18

The promised Messiah is an adviser Isa 9:6 See also Isa 11:2

The Holy Spirit is an adviser Jn 14:26 See also Jn 14:16; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:13 The Holy Spirit’s counsel defends believers from every accusation and provides all necessary teaching and guidance.

See also

1180God, wisdom of
2081Christ, wisdom
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
3263Holy Spirit, guidance

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