Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22)
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers. (Proverbs 24:6)
This week we will complete our reviews of the three remaining Disciplines covered by our study: Counsel, Creation and Sabbath. We will examine how they relate to our theme: A World in Need. We start today with the Discipline of Counsel.
A few days ago, one of our commentators made a very potent statement about the pervasiveness of individualism in society. We have been socialized to glorify self-reliance. To provide Christian help to a world in need though, we need more community behaviour and less lone wolf behaviour. A key aspect of living in community is seeking and giving counsel. For example, I have benefited tremendously from counsel many of you have posted on our blog over the last few weeks. That should be no surprise though, because God wants us to benefit from community (e.g., we form one body – Romans 12:4 – 5).
Please prayerfully read the passages above and consider the question below.
How do we guard against individualism robbing us and ultimately the world of the rich benefits of seeking Christ-centered counsel?