The reality of where we receive our advice is strictly based on what outcome we are really seeking.
If I want someone to agree with me, let’s face it, I know who to call. In this instance this is more about me being right, than the “truth” being dealt regardless of the outcome. If I want someone to tell me the truth regardless of the outcome, I, too, know who to call. I read a scripture that says, “Many are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of the enemy (Prov 27:6). What this principle is speaking to is the following:
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,…. That is, friendly reproofs/counsel; which, though they may be severe and or not what you want to hear, may grieve and wound, and cause pain and uneasiness for the present, yet, proceeding from a spirit of love, faithfulness, and integrity, it is designed for the good of the person, and should be kindly received. But those who only want your approval or really don’t care about your best interest will lie to you or say what you want to hear without the honest intent of helping you.
There’s a worldly “truth” and a spiritual “truth”. You must decide in which arena of life advice is in your best interest.