Proverbs 11:14

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”


Ever met someone who knows all the answers and freely makes the fact known? We all do. Of course, someone would want us to give them the answer to their problem without asking for it, right? Wrong! That usually gets us into trouble. You might not be right 100% of the time throughout your life. Learning that we need counsel, and the right kind of counsel, is one of the most important things we can do in our lives. Where there is no counsel, you will fall.


We need to find counsel. Okay, so where do we go to get it? Notice that Solomon tells us that in the multitude of counselors there is safety. It does not say that in the multitude of counselors there is the perfect will of God. No one knows the will of God for your life, only God can lead you into His perfect will. The right kind of counsel will give the you direction needed to find His will, and that is where you can be safe, in His perfect will. If you go to friends or elders who lead you into their opinions then you are not safe.


You might think Brother Branham wouldn’t have needed guidance. Wrong. Brother Branham asked for guidance and counsel with decisions. His job was to make sure the leading of the Lord took preeminence. If counsel didn’t match up with what God was leading Him to do and the Word then he learned not to take it.


Surround yourself with people who don’t just tell you what to do based on their ideas or give their opinions too quickly. Rather, get counsel from those who fear the Lord, and who you know will point you to the Word. There is safety for those who dwell in the multitude of counselors.


54-0228A - “Expectation”

Now, I wonder, so I can get kind of a setting of the meetings… I'm here as your servant, as your brother. And I love you with the warmest of Christian love, expecting to spend an eternity with you in another land. And I'm here to do what I think would be best. I'm… The brethren, I asked them what type of meeting they thought would be suitable here in Phoenix at the time. They said, "Just the way the Lord leads." I like to work with brethren like that. Just the way the Lord leads. "In the multitude of counselors is safety."


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