Every king needs counseling, and his counselor must be a good one. King Ahaziah in the bible was unfortunate to have a bad counselor who misled him.
King Ahaziah chose a closest family member as his counselor. He was misled, and his life ended in crisis.
King Ahaziah was counseled to self-destruction as the scripture reported,
“Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother advised him to do wickedly” (2 Chronicles 22:2-3 NKJV).
Lesson on Good Counseling for Christians
Every child of God must be careful to select a God-fearing person as his or her mentor.
No child of God should emulate a corrupt and ungodly leader.
Christians should venture to interact with mature Christians that cherish bible principles and practice them.
Anyone worthy of mentorship honor must be ready to lead people in a way that glorifies God.
Christian counselors must ensure they lead well and challenge their protégé to model Jesus Christ.
The goal of mentorship should not be to “lord” over anyone. Rather, the goal must be to help a protégé maximize his or her God-given talents and resources to glorify God.
Prayer to Receive and Follow Good Counsels
Dear God, please help me not to form alliance with people that care less about you.
Help me to be sensitive enough to interact and network with people who have regard for your principles.
Let me walk with people of value, so that your light may shine through me.
Help me to be a good example for other people to emulate.
Please let my services be acceptable before you always.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
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