The Name || Wonderful Counselor || November 27, 2022
- WONDERFUL: Something Unusual; Miraculous, a work of wonder; beyond understanding; magnificent; glorious; spectacular; FULL OF WONDER; incomprehensible.
- We have diminished this word. We say, “Well, that movie was wonderful.” Or “That was a wonderful meal.” But wonderful in this passage describing the coming Messiah is so much more. The almost 80 times this word is used in scripture, it is referring to God.
- Psalm 78:4 (NLT): We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.
- Exodus 3:20 (NLT): So I will raise my hand and strike the Egyptians, performing all kinds of miracles among them. Then at last he will let you go.
- Exodus 15:11 (NLT): Who is like you among the gods, O Lord— glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?
- Counselor: advises, instructs or guides…FROM A POSITION OF AUTHORITY
- The One who is to come would give true, Godly counsel. He will lead and guide others to righteousness. There is One who is coming who stands in a position of authority who will give Righteous counsel.
- Isaiah 40:13–14 (NLT): Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord? Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice?
- The Wonderful Counselor Comes to People with Problems.
- Jesus came into a world of darkness and despair. He comes into our world or darkness and despair.
- THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR CAN LEAD AND GUIDE YOU…HE CAN STAND IN YOUR DEFENSE AND BE YOUR ADVOCATE:
- Sin…He can set you free
- Guilt…He can free you from guilt and shame
- Broken marriage….He can lead to restoration and restore it
- Health….He can heal you
- Depression…He can lead and guide you to LIFE and LIGHT
- He can bring LIGHT into your Darkness
- Do you trust Him to lead and guide you. Are you willing to put aside looking for answers everywhere else BUT HIM?
- Are you willing to look for direction and guidance and LIFE through Jesus?
Application and Reflection Questions:
Time of Response
Take a few minutes of silence. Allow your own thoughts to quiet and be still. Where does the Holy Spirit want you to decrease so that Christ could increase in your life? What part of your life, if reduced, would make more room for you to thrive spiritually?
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE READING SCRIPTURE
What does this reveal about God?
What does this reveal about you in relation to God?
What do you need to do about it?
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The S.O.A.P.S. Method
S.cripture: Write down the Bible passage you will be studying.
O.bservations: Examine the text and write down what you notice and see. Start with the obvious and move to the deeper.
A.pplication: Apply God’s Word to your life in a practical way. What is God saying about Himself, about you and about what He is calling you to?
P.rayer: Respond to God’s Word with your own words.
S.hare: Commit to share what God is showing you with someone else.
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