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WISE COUNSEL

August 12, 2014

Tuesday

 

Proverbs 11:14

 

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

 

LESSON

 

The purpose of this scripture is to admonish governments and individuals to seek wise counsel before making decisions. Without counsel or without wise counsel the people fall. Good counseling can help us find God’s leading in our life. In general it is found to be true that it is better with a people when they are governed according to the laws and conclusions which have resulted from the careful deliberation of many competent and authorized men, than when their fate is entrusted unconditionally to one or to a few.

An example is the early Christians, who sought the counsel of others in Jerusalem when differences of opinion arose. The importance of seeking “guidance” from “counselors” is emphasized in the proverbs repeatedly. To depend entirely upon one’s own judgment is the height of folly. We stand too close to the canvas to see the whole picture and we bring so much emotional fog to our decisions that what we do see is blurred.
 

Memory Verse: Psalm 109:105

 

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