I believe the Bible is the Word of God. Period.
Proverbs 11.14 “Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
Proverbs 15.22 “Without counsel plans fail; but with many advisors they succeed.”
Proverbs 24.6 “for by wise guidance you can wage your war; and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”
I also recognize that Proverbs are principles, not promises.
Which helps to digest those three verses in view of the last few months.
I have some friends who are pretty smart…and are on opposite spectrums regarding masks.
I read people with so many initials after their names they look like thermometers. And they are diametrically opposed concerning masks.
Some of these “experts” have changed their minds.
And too many people are treating those who disagree with everything from pity to hatred.
I’m not going to mention what I am doing regarding masks.
I’ve read too many opinions, arguments, “facts.”
So even though the Word encourages getting counsel; in this matter I’m done.
Well, not quite.
I’m asking The Counselor for wisdom, because James tells me I should – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (1.5)
And however He leads; I won’t mandate that everyone should follow my decision; nor will I look unfavorably at someone who makes another decision.