The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why
shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know
that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this,
and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
CH2 25:17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash,
the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let
us see one another in the face.
CH2 25:18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah,
saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in
Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed
by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
King James Bible