Wise Counselor

Scripture: “His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, ESV)

Consider: Here Isaiah describes the Messiah’s character with four specific names, each revealing our Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 2:3 says “all treasures of wisdom and knowledge rest in Christ.” Christ is our wise counselor; in him alone we will discover the world’s greatest truth. We might save hundreds of hours of professional counseling if we instead met with Christ, so that his Word would saturate our souls and guide our daily thought-life.

Have you trusted in unwise counsel? The Lord is inviting you to call upon him today for a fresh sense of his power and presence through the Holy Spirit, who serves as your counselor. James 1:5 is God’s guarantee for you – “If anyone lacks wisdom, ask of God, who gives generously.”

Pray: Lord, be my guide. I want to hear you speak to me words of truth. I receive you now as my counselor, my guide, my Lord. Amen.