Many centuries ago, looking through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, Prophet Isaiah saw the baby Jesus that would come into this world. He saw the Almighty God in flesh, in the form of a little child. The Bible says He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance (Isaiah 28:29). God commanded Moses to bring more than 600 thousands men and their families from Egypt to the land of Canaan. God was with them and gave them counsel at every stage. Every time Moses cried unto God, God gave him a word of wisdom or counsel.
Every time the Israelites face problems, Moses cries out to God and gets counsel from Him. When the Israelites had water problem, they were parched without water. After three days of journey, they found the water but it was bitter. That time Moses cried out to God and He gave him a word of counsel to cut off a particular tree and put it in the bitter water. They did accordingly and the water was made sweet (Exodus 15:25). One word of counsel from the Lord saved the lives of lakhs of people.
A Chief Minister of a particular state was known to me personally. Years back, he became seriously ill and the doctors were battling to save his life. He was given life support with help of oxygen. A specialist from Japan was brought to treat him. Finally, it was found that because of excess oxygen, the Chief Minister was not able to breathe. So the doctor from Japan advised to reduce the oxygen amount. His advice was followed and the Chief Minister survived. One word of counsel saved the life of a State’s Chief Minister.
The Bible says, ‘Where there is no counsel the people perish’. And ‘where there is no counsel the plan would perish’ (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22). That’s why there are so many counsellors –for marriage, family and for other fields – in the nation.Seeking good counsel is important and necessary for every one of us in our lives. Sometimes you seek answers for the questions, “Why God created me? What are His purposes for my life? How can I be right with God? We face difficult and important decisions and need good counsel to help make the right choices. We deal with trials and challenges and need help to endure and make it through them. But where do we turn for good counsel? Read Psalm 32:8. The Lord says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you (Psalm 32:8). Yes, our Almighty God is great in His counsel. Read the Bible and live a life that pleases Him. And the Lord will wonderfully guide you with His loving eye. The more you seek His counsel, the more perfectly you will fit into His holy plan for your life.
Loving Lord Jesus,
You are my wonderful Counsellor. Please counsel me with Your Living Word. Help me to follow Your counsel and live wisely. Forgive me, Lord, for following my own counsel rather than Yours. Your counsel is always right, good, true, and the very best way to go. Thank You for not only forgiving me, but for steadfastly speaking to me through Your Word, helping me to live a life that pleases You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.