“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
Multitude of Counsel
Who’s sharpening you? Whom are you sharpening? Proverbs 11:14 KJV declares, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” In the multitude of sharpening — there is safety. In the multitude of sound and wise counsel you’ll find safety. When you receive advice from wise counselors, mentors, leaders, pastors, brothers, and sisters in Christ you’ll find safety. There is safety in sharpening.
Choose to receive sharpening from those who are more seasoned, wiser, and stronger than you. Cast down pride. Let God soften your heart. Let God lead your heart. Let God surround you with wise counselors. Let God lead you to wise counsel. Don’t isolate yourself. Submit to God-sent, iron-sharpening, wise mentors, and godly relationships. Who’s sharpening you? Whom are you sharpening?
Proverbs 11:14 KJV declares, “In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” According to Strong’s Concordance, the Hebrew word for “Multitude” is, ‘rob’ (H7230) which means, “Abundance, greatness, or numerous.” Surround yourself with an abundance of wise counselors. Surround yourself with diverse counselors.
Surround yourself with counselors who don’t look like you. Surround yourself with counselors who have various backgrounds. Surround yourself with counselors who have varied experiences. Surround yourself with a wide range of counselors. There’s strength in the multitude. Let God surround you with seasoned, wise, and diverse counselors who are from His Heart.
A devotion from Vance Jackson – Iron Sharpens Iron