Read: Proverbs 11:14; 12:15; 27:9
In the Multitude of counselors there is safety.
In October 1962, the world held its breath as the US and the Soviet Union stood at the brink of nuclear war. Premier Nikita Khrushechev had delivered nuclear missiles to Cuba and President John F. Kennedy demanded their immediate removal. Tensions were at an all time high.
Kennedy phoned three former US presidents to get their advice. Herbert Hoover had faced the economic problems of the Great Depression; Harry Truman had ended World War II; and Dwight Eisenhower had served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Each had valuable insights to share. After Kennedy conferred with all of his White House advisors, a balanced course of action defused the crisis. War was averted.
The Bible encourages us to seek the advice of wise counselors. Proverbs 11:14 sates, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” The world translated “counsel” is a Hebrew nautical term used for steering a ship. The wisdom of godly advisors can help steer us in the right direction.
Are you facing a crisis? A truly wise person is open to the counsel and insight of others. Why not prayerfully seek the advice of some godly believers today? –Dennis Fisher
When a crisis looms before you,
Don’t face it on your own;
Seek advice from godly counsel,
And take it to God’s throne. –Sper
If you seek wise counsel you multiply your chances for sound decisions.
#Ref.: Our Daily Bread