Proverbs 11:14

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Where there is no guidance, a nation* falls,

but in an abundance of counsellors there is safety.

* Or, an army


Where no counsel is, the people fall:

but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Wisdom and critical thinking

From the time of Dr Thomas and his "Berean spirit", Christadelphians traditionally seek wise counsel rather than heightened spiritual states or "rapture". We value critical thinking in our Bible study, and behaviour moderated by wisdom.

This proverb about the need for wise counsel from a diversity of counsellors is the first Bible passage in our chain of references dealing with wisdom and critical thinking. The list and preliminary discussion are here; alternatively follow the chain:

A chain of references relevant to wisdom and critical thinking continues here →