Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
How can we make smart decisions? The book of Proverbs gives many principles that apply to wise decision making, including prayer, seeking God’s guidance, careful research and avoiding snap judgments.
This proverb adds an additional layer that is important for major decisions. Since we are all limited in our knowledge and have blind spots in our judgment, it is good to consult many experts to insure a wise and workable solution to our difficult challenges. One or two counselors may have some of the same blind spots, but consulting a multitude of counselors makes the chances of success greater.
For more about gaining wisdom, see a previous Daily Bible Verse Blog post, “He Who Walks With Wise Men.” For more about decision making, see “Christian Decision Making: 7 Steps for Making Wise Decisions.”