How then can you comfort me with empty words, since falsehood remains in your answers? (Job 21:34)
This is the counsel of the world. It may sound good and even be hard to refute. Nevertheless, they are empty words that bring no comfort. Have you ever heard the arguments of an evolutionist or a humanist? Their rhetoric sounds sensible, but there is something missing. The thing that is missing is a foundation for their stand. Without a foundation, no matter how good the structure, the building will collapse. This is the comfort of the world: situational ethics, morals and laws, none having a foundation. The counsel of the world is built in the air. The counsel of God, on the other hand, is built on the rock solid foundation of the Word of God. The Bible has been the standard on whichever sound foundation has been built. It is firm and sure. Any counsel not having its footing in the Bible is at best to be taken politely. If your counselor is standing on the Word of God, hear him. If he is standing on the world, win him.