In one afternoon, the verse came across my path. It was unusual as it is a verse typically associated with Advent and the birth of Christ. But today, it came differently, gently:
“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, ESV)
Counselor – one who gives advise or wisdom.
We are told: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (James 1:5, NLT).
We only need to ask. We can go to the One who possesses profound wisdom, vast knowledge, and understanding for anything we may question. He knows us better than we know ourselves and can give us exactly what we need in any situation.
“Jesus is the One fit to guide our lives and should be the Christian’s immediate resource as a counselor. Jesus can help you with your problems.”Â (from The Enduring Word Commentary by David Guzik)
He will give us advice and direction that is in our best interest. He will give counsel that is truth and His wisdom is always right.
His counsel enables us to think as He thinks; love as He loves; live as He lives; and feel the way He feels. He imparts His thoughts to us so that our lives become His heart extended to those around us.
“The High Counsel of the Godhead guides our lives. “Remember, there is nothing that happens in your daily life, but what was first of all devised in eternity, and counseled by Jesus Christ for your good and in your behalf, that all things might work together for your lasting benefit and profit…” (Spurgeon, as quoted in the Enduring Word Commentary by David Guzik)
Jesus, our Counselor.
He will always give counsel that will lead us back to the Father,
please the Father, and
work the Father’s perfect will in our lives.