9. For Wisdom
In Luke 6:12, Jesus spends the entire night on the mountainside praying before he chooses his disciples.We should seek solitude to find wisdom in choosing whom we will serve alongside.
10. To Find Direction
In John 8:1, after the people debate whether Jesus is the Messiah and the Pharisees consider arresting him, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives while everyone else went home. In the midst of conflict, Jesus is seeking direction and clarity. We should seek solitude to find direction in the midst of internal and external conflict.
With so many instances when Jesus needed solitude, what makes us think we can just delete it from our lives?
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