Trusting Counselors

Ahithophel left David and went to Absalom, giving him advice on how to kill David, but Absalom wanted to know if another counselor had advice on how to rid Israel of David.
Absalom wanted to hear Hushai, who secretly still worked for David, “And when Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom spoke to him, saying, ‘Ahithophel has spoken in this manner. Shall we do as he says? If not, speak up.’ So Hushai said to Absalom: ‘The advice that Ahithophel has given is not good at this time…'” (2 Samuel 17:6–13).
Hushai intentionally contradicted the advice of Ahithophel, and Absalom liked Hushai’s advice better, and so as Ahithophel had rejected his old friend David, now Ahithophel felt the sting of rejection.
Ultimately Absalom paid the price, because Hushai alerted David as to what was going on, and David survived, but his son Absalom did not.
Advice is good, but if you seek advice on how to do evil, why should your counselors keep themselves from giving you evil advice?

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