We’ve included a section from Bob’s Bible study, “Biblical Viewpoints of Money and Wealth”, on secular and biblical counsel. We encourage you to take a look, get out your Bible, and fill out the questions below!

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. PROVERBS 15:22

What does Proverbs 15:22 say about seeking the advice of others?

 

According to this scripture, is it wise to seek the advice of others?

 

By not seeking wise, experienced, Godly counsel what could happen?

 

What does Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 say about the person who has a helper?

 

Read 1 Timothy 3:1-12. List 16 characteristics of an overseer and deacon. These can be applied to anyone from whom you are seeking counsel and advice.

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These qualifying virtues for overseers and deacons are great examples for all of us to live by and to look for in others from whom we may seek counsel and advice. What has been your experience getting counsel and advice from someone who has the qualifying virtues of an overseer and deacon found in 1 Timothy 3:1-12?

 

What has been your experience getting advice from someone who does not have the qualifying virtues of an overseer and deacon?

 

Read Psalm 1:1-3. What is this passage telling us about where we should get counsel from?

 

Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17. What are the four things that scripture is good for?

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Read Hebrews 4:12-13. What should be our ultimate source for counsel and advice?

 

Read 2 Timothy 3:2-5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. List the twenty types of people to avoid getting counsel and advice from.

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What could be possible outcomes of accepting advice from someone that exemplifies the ungodly characteristics found in 2 Timothy 3:2-5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10?

 

Read Matthew 7:15-20. How do we know if someone has Godly or ungodly characteristics?

 

CONCLUSION: What have you learned from this viewpoint that you can apply to how you handle money and wealth?

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