OPEN HEAVENS WEDNESDAY JUNE 15TH, 2022. THEME NEED FOR COUNSELLORS.*
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” - (Proverbs 11:14)
READ: Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 15:22 (KJV)
13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
A counsellor is somebody who has a lot of knowledge in a particular field and is willing to share that knowledge with others who need it to solve their problems.
Sometimes, a counsellor is a professional in a particular field of practice and sometimes, it is someone with vast experience in an area of life.
Whatever the case is, he or she has the knowledge that you need to solve your problems. When you have counsellors in virtually every area of life, you have the knowledge you need to solve your problems.
Going by today’s Bible readings, you should know straightaway that you need counsellors in any field of your life where you may be lacking in some knowledge.
For example, if you don’t know the law so well and you need to draw an agreement or do anything that requires deep understanding of the law, then you should get a lawyer to counsel you.
Even if you cannot find or afford a lawyer, you can find a book or an article on that issue and study it. The knowledge you would gain from studying such materials would provide the counsel you need.
If you are having issues in your marriage and don’t know how to resolve them, why don’t you look for a godly marriage counsellor to learn what you need to do? If you are having issues with your finances, then look for a finance expert to help you out. If you need help about something spiritual, talk to your Pastor.
Some people, however, deny that they lack the required knowledge to solve their problems, while some who admit that they need knowledge go in search of it in the wrong places. Both categories of people described above are clearly headed for destruction.
Hosea 4:6 says:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee...
In what area of life have you been having problems and are in need of a counsellor? Think about it thoroughly.
Instead of getting into deeper trouble in that area, why don’t you look for someone who has the required competence in that field and let him or her counsel you? You must be careful however and reject any counsel that is not in line with the word of God.
Father, bring godly counsellors my way - people who will give me good advice to make my life better in Jesus' name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMNAL: 12 - MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE
1 My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
take all my guilt away;
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!
2 May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart;
my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me,
oh, may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!
3 While life's dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide.
Bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow's tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.
4 When ends life's transient dream,
when death's cold, sullen stream
shall o'er me roll,
blest Savior, then, in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul!