Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 24
Verse 6: For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
For starters, we know all wisdom comes from God, but He most often delivers it through His people. Today’s gold nugget reads, “For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety”. Solomon encouraged his reader to find comfort in counsel. Solomon displays here a timeless principle of God. Even through the New Testament, we find the framework of the church would include relying on a body of believers to be a solid church. Concerning the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12, Scripture teaches us that each person is given a gift for the whole and that the whole benefit from the gift. This included the gift of wisdom and the gift of knowledge. Thus we conclude, that God has always led us to find wisdom in the council of others and to avoid working alone.
Most bible scholars agree, Solomon, the writer of Proverbs is also the writer of Ecclesiastes (E-kleezy-asteez). We do find a verse in Ecclesiastes that I’d like to bind with today’s gold nugget in Proverbs. King Solomon knew, as he wrote in Ecclesiastes, that “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” So not only to we find wisdom in numbers, but we also find strength and a defense in numbers. That being said, this is intended to apply to godly people giving godly wisdom. As Solomon’s son would eventually find out, there may have been a consensus among the council of his friends, but it led to a divided Kingdom.
Lord, help me to find godly people with godly wisdom. I know you want me to have friends to turn to that will always point me to you. Amen
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