10th March 2019
READ: Proverbs 20:5-18
“…in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” - Proverbs 11:14
There is nothing like the safety of counselling. If you have had a revelation from God, subject it to many counsellors. When you subject your revelations to a multitude of counsellors, you expose yourself to more information that helps you to take better decisions.
One aspiring pastor prayed for several hours about whom he should marry. He finally came up with a decision and said that God had told him to marry a certain lady. Just be-fore he proposed to the young lady, he decided to consult with an elder and with his pastor.
The pastor said, “Oh, I see. She is a nice lady. However, this young lady has a severe mental disease. I prayed for her myself when she developed the condition.” The pastor went on, “As far as I know, she is still taking medication to control the effects of this condition.” He continued, “Of course, this does not bar you from marrying her. However, it is important for you to be aware of this reality before you take a decision.” The young man was taken aback, “Oh, I didn’t know this!” he exclaimed. He told the pastor, “Thank you very much. It will help me to take an informed decision.”
The safety of this young man lay in the multitude of counsellors. There is no revelation, voice or instruction from God that cannot be subjected to a multitude of counsellors. This is the reason why married couples must undergo extensive counselling. They have no idea about the journey that they are about to undertake. Their safety lies in the multitude of counsellors.