So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the Lord.
Joshua 9:14 ESV
We need to get our counsel from the Lord. We need to solve problems in relationship with God.
Burn, shred, dispose of any way you can any Christian how-to book you have. Don’t turn to friends, blogs, “the experts” for advice. You have an infinitely wise and caring God to guide you. I don’t care how trivial or big the problem, go to Him! Acknowledge Him. Seek Him first.
This one failure of leadership to seek the Lord’s counsel before making a decision sets up all future generations for failure.