Why Choose One Over A Multitude?
“Wisdom is found in a multitude of counselors.” Proverbs 11: 14
Wisdom, or a mature understanding of God’s will and knowledge of what is true and right, is totally vital in the life of a follower of Jesus. Being able to know and apply wisdom in our daily choices and circumstances is an absolute need in this life. We need to know God and His will intimately if we are ever to grow up into what the Lord desires us to all be.
To be wise it takes the input and advice of many. However, most of the time in the traditional/institutional “church” we are expected to be taught and guided by one “man” called The Pastor. This my friends is not healthy or biblical. Yet, Sunday after Sunday the MANY sit passive in the pews, while the ONE teaches and preaches without interruption. In the early church interruption was common, welcomed, encouraged and perhaps even viewed as a Spiritual gift, but in the modern “church” it rarely, if ever, happens. (1’st Corinthians 14: 30,31)
The simple fact is that we will never grow up in Jesus until the entire Body is allowed to share and interact every time the church gathers. When everyone shares the Body grows up into the Head and there is true unity. In Christ the whole Body, joined and held together by EVERY supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as EACH PART does its work. It is only then that we all become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4)
The church was never intended to be a one “man”, or even few “man”, show. It takes the entire Body of Christ working together in unity to become what He desires us all to be. Every member of the Body is vitally important and needs to be given the opportunity to share their portion of the truth in love whenever the Body gathers. True disciples are made when they are given the chance to hear wisdom flow forth through a multitude of counselors and then allowed to share their part of the picture also for all to hear and consider.
So if you want wisdom..break free from the control of the One “man” show system and seek out true fellowship with others who know how to operate as a fully functioning Body. When the church gathers it should be a wide open, Spirit led, discussion with everyone participating for the mutual benefit of all involved. When Jesus is lifted up in this manner HE will draw ALL “men” to Himself. So what will it be for you? Sit down, shut up and listen to the Pastor; or sit down, open up and have a great free & open conversation?
Kirk Out !