We all make choices day in and day out. Many times these choices are not made in a vacuum. Frequently advice and counsel are offered, sometimes unsolicited! It would be nice to have a silver-bullet answer that is a definite winner every time a decision is needed. But life is not like that. God has not made us machines where we have no need to think, no need to learn, no need to process, no need to pray, and no need to grow. This life is one of decisions and one of learning how to make them wisely.
We all get advice and give advice. How we should process that advice is a focus of this lesson as we walk through the history of the monarchy and the divisions after Solomon.