And King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” So they came before the king. 1 Kings 1:32
Who do you call when you have a problem? One thing can be said about David, he always had good people around him. Throughout his leadership, David never had to look far for an outstanding ally to call upon. David could be neglectful with his own children. But in times of crisis, he invariably turned to trustworthy associates who could get the job done.
Sadly, the reality is that too often when people face a crisis, they do not call on those who could help them. Parents struggle with one of their children, yet they do not call on wise friends to give them counsel. People undergo a crisis at work, yet they suffer silently rather than seeking the help and advice of godly friends. People must make crucial decisions concerning work or finances yet they do it blindly, without the aid of friends who could have assisted them.
One of the marks of wisdom is having the perception to know who to call upon for help in times of crisis. Calling on the right people can save you and others from much grief. Have you surrounded your life with people who can help you in time of need?