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Day 75: Don’t Go It Alone

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Monday, March 16th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 24:1-25:18
Luke 2:1-35
Psalm 59:1-17
Proverbs 11:14
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. – Prov 11:14

We have a choice: we can make major life decisions alone, or we can seek the advice of trusted counselors. But God issues a spoiler for us before we make that choice. If we make decisions alone, we will fall; but if we make them after weighing the opinions of trusted friends and associates, we will be safe.

“Safety” is the Hebrew word, tashuwah (Strong’s #8668); it is the same word used to describe salvation and deliverance. The vast majority of us came to Jesus Christ because someone led us to Him; we experienced salvation because a friend, a family member, or even a stranger told us about the Cross.

Just as we needed counsel to be saved, we still need counsel to stay safe and make good decisions. Life is not meant to be lived in isolation, but rather in community. Do not forsake the power of corporate worship, and the wisdom in corporate counsel. Find a church you like, and get plugged in! Then, rely on a multitude of counselors for every decision you make.


Father, help me to never forsake the wisdom of the people You have put in my life to help me make good decisions. I want to rely on You to help me make the toughest choices; and I know that You speak to me through other people in my life. Help me to always be thankful for wise counselors, even when they disagree with me for my own good!

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