His name will be called... Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6, NKJV).
in Isaiah's cluster of messianic titles is, "Counselor."
This name embodies wisdom, experience, kindness, skill, and
consideration. As the divine Counselor, Jesus embodies all
century society, with its complexities and problems, has become
dependent on professional counselors. Governments depend for
advice on councils and cabinets composed of highly trained
counselors. Educational institutions provide student counselors.
The legal system makes available legal counselors, while society
abounds with marriage counselors, family counselors, and various
counselor par excellence is Jesus Christ. His credentials
as a practicing counselor are impeccable. His "counsels...
are faithfulness and truth" (Isaiah 25:1, NKJV). He is
the only counselor who is capable of answering all our questions,
solving all our problems, and giving reliable guidance in
all things. With such a superb counselor and guide, we are
assured of true success, daily victories, security, and hope
for tomorrow. "We lose many precious blessings by failing
to bring our needs and cares and sorrows to our Saviour. He
is the wonderful Counselor. He looks upon His church with
intense interest and with tender sympathy. He enters into
the depths of our necessities... He sees the result of every
action, and He asks us to trust patiently in His wisdom."--Signs
of the Times, May 10, 1910.
Prayer Today: Lord, You are the counselor par excellence.
Help me to rely unquestioningly on Your unerring counsel.