This blog is mostly about images. A photo captures a moment in time and lets us slow down long enough to see the rich texture of the life all around us. It's mostly for my own amusement, but if you stumbled here somehow, please enjoy.
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." (Gen. 1:29)
"Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen." (Rev. 7:12)
Perspective makes a big difference. Can you really be sure whether Nelson is above or below me in this frame? The Proverbs make reference three times to the need for a "multitude of counselors." I'm thinking the repetition is especially necessary given our tendency not to see--by definition, really--the perspectives of others.
While we must consider our own vantage point as valid and legitimate in order to function, we can never see it as complete and still find the "safety" Solomon promises. And further, our plans will be thwarted if we only keep our own counsel.
"Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established." (Prov. 15:22)