“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
Two heads are better than one is an axiom quite commonly understood in our society. Only arrogant, over-confident tyrants make critical decisions without consulting experts who can give wise guidance.
The preacher here establishes that point that has played out in societies throughout time: but the point also has merit in congregational leadership as well as in our individual lives.
For the good of all and to follow scripture, congregations need more than one providing leadership as they steer a congregation through good times as well as bad. As individuals, we do well to consult older, more experienced counselors who can provide good advice as we navigate troubled waters that invariably come to everyone.