It takes a Multitude IV…

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Sometimes the majority is wrong and sometimes they are right.

Sometimes the minority is right and sometimes they are wrong.

When Solomon says “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 ” He is not saying get a bunch of people together and come up with a consensus and then you will know what to do. He is not saying form a committee, or get the group together and take a vote so you will know what to do.

Remember…

10 spies said we can’t go into the promise land 2 said we can

The Majority was wrong

A majority of the church agreed  that the gospel is for the Jews and Gentiles and should go to everyone.  (Acts 10, 11 and 15) Not everyone agreed with this, but….

the Majority was right

There was a large group of people who supported King David when he first became king, and there was a minority that opposed his Kingship

The Majority was right.

The children of Israel wanted a god to worship in the wilderness so Arron made them a god of gold like the ones they had left behind in Egypt.

The Majority was wrong

One Family entered the Ark everyone else on earth didn’t.

The Majority was wrong

A Majority of the people that lived in Jerusalem rebuilt the wall under Nehemiah’s Leadership

The Majority was right.

There was a large group of people who decided to put Jesus on the cross and a minority that ran away because they didn’t agree.

The Majority was wrong

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 is not about seeing what the majority agrees with and then doing that.  It speaks of something more.

This verse speaks of attaining wisdom not agreement

This verse speaks of looking for what God is leading you to do, not what others will decide for you.

 

Wisdom is not found in a majority or a minority, it is found in God and God alone. He is the one that says listen to a multitude of counselors, whether they agree with each other or not, and look for his guidance in those voices.

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  1. Wisdom comes from an intimate relationship with the One who embodies wisdom…

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. Proverbs 9:10

    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

    Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17

    An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

    By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth. Proverbs 24:3-7

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