So, hears something to think about when listening to ANYONE'S counsel or advice. This is important as you can be lead astray easily if you are looking to say, your Pastor. You may put him on a pedestal, but you may not know what he does in secret, his heart, his sin, his compromise, prayerlessness and lack of study of Gods word.
I have seen many web sites devoted just to this one matter, helping wounded sheep bruised by tyrants and dictators. I have ministered side by side as an asst. Pastor only to see these men act in such an ungodly manner and trying to bruise me! I had to step down, all their counsel and advice had only bad effects, as I have said ,'what can you give away what you do not have'?
Some courses I had to take, called Pastoral counseling and conflict management, these were truly bible based.
In context, did you know that verse speaks of Godly teachers? Divide the word properly.
I have heard many in the church give advice to someone and say God has told you to divorce your spouse and marry so and so, or to someone single ,some say God told me you are to marry so and so, usually a single friend. LOL.
I kid you not and this is a classic in Charismatic churches. Again some one may say ,God told me you are to be a missionary in Istanbul, and you are so shocked you are dumbfounded, why, IT'S NOT FROM GOD. Wake up and put on the full Armour of God the Armour of God is needed when seeking out counsel and advice believe me.
"Get thee behind me Satan".