For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. –Isaiah 9:6 KJV
Have you ever been in a dark, unfamiliar place—wishing for a light or someone who knew where they were going? Nearly 700 years before the birth of Christ, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined” (Isaiah 9:2 KJV).
God knew that Someone needed to illuminate the way for those living in spiritual darkness, a Counselor who would lead them to the light. Isaiah himself was a trusted counselor of two kings of Israel. He advised them to not have unholy alliances with foreign nations but to instead put their trust in God to defeat the Assyrians. Little did they know that hundreds of years later the Great Counselor was coming. This Great Counselor would provide a way for the Gentiles to be saved along with the Jews.
We need to choose to listen to the Counselor instead of going our own way. Let’s put off our unholy alliances and listen to JESUS, our Counselor!
Thank You, heavenly Father, for sending me a Counselor I can always trust to give me good advice.
Spend time with the Counselor; ask Him for instruction and guidance through the dark and unsure places in your life.