Be Careful Where You Get Your Counsel

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper." Psalm 1:1-3

The brilliant first psalm contrasts the righteous and the wicked. Leaders, take note because the difference between the two seems to be where they get their counsel!

Observe how a foolish leader can be led astray by a corrupt inner circle:

  1. The leader begins to browse for the wrong counsel.
  2. The leader begins to listen to the wrong voices.
  3. The leader joins the wrong inner circle.

A wise leader meditates on God's Word day and night. Note the results of receiving counsel from the right inner circle:

  1. Stability
  2. Inward nourishment and refreshment
  3. Fruitfulness and productivity
  4. Strength and durability
  5. Success

Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.