The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. (Proverbs 12:15)
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
As we wrap up our consideration of the Discipline of Counsel this year and think about a world in need, I am confronted by a reality that I often try to avoid – my vulnerability. In ministering to a world in need I know I am vulnerable without God, and a defence he has provided me with is the counsel of fellow believers. Yet, I am much more prepared to accept my vulnerability in other aspects of my life. Take Covid-19, for example. Recently, I was surprised by my physical reaction to someone coughing close to me 😊, which betrayed my sense of vulnerability.
A posture of vulnerability will help us to accept that we all need help in ministering to the world. At all times we should look to God for help and sometimes the help will come in the form of Christ-centered counsel.
Please prayerfully read the passages above and consider the question below.
In the body of Christ, how can we further promote the mindset of giving and receiving advice in the matter of ministering to a world in need?