10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who
follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs
6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia
and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the
word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of
Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would
not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to
1. SEEK THE GUIDANCE OF GOD.
8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 During the night
Paul had a VISION of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him,
“Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
2. SEEK THE COUNSEL OF OTHERS.
10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for
Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many
advisers they succeed.
20 Get all the advice and instruction you can, and be
wise the rest of your life.
a) Be objective.
b) Be receptive.
15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the
wise listen to advise.
c) Be selective.
‘If you are looking for advice, stay
away from fools’.
3. APPLY COMMON SENSE IN YOUR DECISIONS.
11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and
body are spent. 12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
How my heart spurned correction! 13 Oh, why didn’t I listen
to my teachers? Why didn’t I pay attention to those who gave
me instruction? 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and
now I must face public disgrace.”