Wednesday Words: J. Alan Branch on The Importance of Seeking Godly Counsel in Making Ethical Decisions

I appreciate the content and the format of 50 Ethical Questions: Biblical Wisdom for Confusing Times, written by ethics professor J. Alan Branch. Read his words about making wise decisions: 

Proverbs 12:15 emphasizes the importance of sound counsel: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” One of the reasons that we need to be involved in a local church is to have a resource of godly people from whom we can get advice when faced with a moral problem. Find people in your church who walk by faith and are committed to holiness and the lordship of Christ. We should listen closely if we are considering one course of action and godly counselors are telling us to go in a different direction. We can deceive ourselves into advocating an ungodly course of action for pragmatic reasons, and we need other Christians to speak into our lives and alert us to the possible perils of ill-advised ethical choices.

Branch, J. Alan. 50 Ethical Questions: Biblical Wisdom for Confusing Times (pp. 20-21). Lexham Press. Kindle Edition.

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