Proverbs 27:9 – The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Having a friend(s) speak to you from the heart is both encouraging and wise to listen. This is a reciprocal relationship where both parties grow in following Christ.
In order for me to receive good counsel, I have to have prior surrounded myself with wise friends. I have to be in the Word to recognize and seek wisdom by being open to listen to a friend’s advice. As a follower of Christ, I need to ready and willing to speak into a friend’s life to equip and encourage them in love. Proverbs 27:9 parallels with verse 17 where both parties grow together in wise encouragement.
Thank you for the truth and wisdom in your Word. Let the power of the Holy Spirit guide me to be both open to receive and share wise counsel to grow and point others to you.