1984 was a monumental year for Michael Jordan – he averaged 19.6 points per game, helped UNC win the ACC regular season championship, and secured two national player of the year awards. Rather than trust his athletic prowess, Jordan consulted his coach, Dean Smith, before entering the NBA draft. During his press conference, he mentioned that Coach Smith encouraged his decision. The Chicago Bulls drafted Jordan that year, and he later became an NBA legend. Truly, Michael Jordan benefited from Coach Smith’s advice.
As Christians we should strive to give good advice. That’s the reminder embedded in today’s text. Solomon – the biblically acclaimed “wisest man who ever lived” – reflected on his life and arrived at a rule of thumb. He noticed that godly people had a consistent character trait: they gave good advice. Are you guilty of this behavior? 🙂
Did you know that the Bible is full of good advice? No wonder someone called it the B.I.B.L.E. – “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” So the next time someone requests your advice, take them to the WORD. It’s the only advice that’s always right!
Bless others with the WORD …