|For lack of guidance a nation falls, |
but many advisers make victory sure.
|Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. |
One of the marks of America is it's individualism. We talk about a "personal Savior" or "my calling". Yet the Bible was written to communities about communities. It was meant to be lived and expressed as a people, not a person. According to Scripture, each individual has something vital for the whole community. It is one of oldest schemes of our spiritual enemy, Satan, to isolate people. He knows that isolation will cut us off from the wisdom that multiple perspectives bring. Even in professional athletics, where athletes should know the game, the role of coaches are vital. We may remember major Christian leaders who have fallen publicly. When we learned more we found that they were essentially doing things alone. We all need a community around us that help us to see the blind spots that we won't see on our own. This is what makes victory sure.
Today's Commentary by:
David Whitehead, Pastor, Grace NYC