Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wonderful Counselor

     Isaiah 9:6 For to 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. (ESV)

      This verse in Isaiah gives us four names relating to Jesus. I'm not going to cover all the names today just one and that is the first one... Wonderful Counselor. When it comes to the counsel or advice of men it may seem to make sense and may seem to work. When it comes to the counsel or advice from Jesus it often doesn't make sense and seems like it shouldn't work. When it comes to reality it's not man's counsel but Jesus' that works right. Too bad we don't always follow it.

      Here's what Matthew Henry's commentary says - Justly is he called wonderful, for he is both God and man. His love is the wonder of angels and glorified saints; in his birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, he was wonderful. A constant series of wonders attended him, and, without controversy, great was the mystery of godliness concerning him. He is the counselor, for he was intimately acquainted with the counsels of God from eternity, and he gives counsel to the children of men, in which he consults our welfare. It is by him that God has given us counsel, Psalms. 16:7; Revelation 3:18. He is the wisdom of the Father, and is made of God to us wisdom. Some join these together: He is the wonderful counselor, a wonder or miracle of a counselor; in this, as in other things, he has the per-eminence; none teaches like him.

      Dear Lord, Thank you
  • For the Wonderful Counselor

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