Just plans and wicked advice

August 10th, 2010

Proverbs 12:5 says, “The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful”.

Righteous people or people who try to live right before God have plans that are good and just. Their thoughts and intentions are fair and honest. They desire to do what is right by God and for those around them.

Contrast this to the plans of a wicked person. They are only interested in getting what they want and do not care how they go about it. Their moral choices and decisions are questionable and often cause others pain or loss.

So how do we know if the person we are dealing with is righteous? The best way is to look for someone with demonstrated character and integrity over a long period of time. Someone who has concern for not only themselves but those around them too.

Of course this doesn’t always guarantee good or successful advice. But these things say a lot about who they are as a person and their motivations behind the advice they are offering.

God Bless,