King James Version
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
It is never wrong to seek counsel on something you may be questioning or things with which you have concerns. The Bible gives multiple Scriptures advising there is wisdom that comes in many counselors.
It doesn’t necessarily mean you must do exactly what any one person advises. Rather, it is the discussion that will ensue out of what is being said, that is important. The more that is discussed the more one is made aware of scenarios or consequences that could occur. Differing opinions will obviously arise, but this will offer a chance to weigh all possible outcomes and seek Scriptural accuracy in what is being advised. Someone may point to a fact that one as an individual did not consider.
Don’t let pride or embarrassment get in the way of asking for opinions or advice. These Bible verses were written by Solomon, the man considered to be the wisest man in the whole world. Think about that for a moment. The wisest man in the world recommended seeking advice and these Scriptures are his counsel through God’s Word.
Sometimes, in our worry, or distress we do not see clearly, or we may even have become so opinionated on a subject that we have developed a tunnel vision to any after effects our opinion may bring. Asking some one else’s opinion or advice on a matter will bring a new perspective and clarity.
Ultimately the decision will be your own, and the first and foremost place one should seek counsel is in God’s Word. But, be open to advice. After considering all that is said, after looking at all the facts, evaluating your choices, and then backing it with Scripture, allow yourself to follow through with your decision in confidence.
Proverbs 24: 6