The Counsel of the Lord-My Treasure
Lately my heart has been crying out for the counsel of the Lord. I just feel like I am waiting for certain instruction for the next phase of my life and this instruction is God’s counsel to me.
The Bible says that Jesus is also a counselor and the Holy Spirit is referred to as the Spirit of Counsel and Might. On many occasions we see God angry at Israel because:
1) They did not seek his counsel (Joshua 9:14)
2) On other occasions they sought his counsel but did not heed it once they got it, instead they despised it (Ps 106:13, 107:11)
My job right now is to seek his counsel and once I have the counsel of the Lord, I must carry it out to the glory of his name. Both of these actions resulted in harm to Israel.
God is more than willing to share his counsel with us and we need to be just as ready to execute that counsel so that his will can be done on earth as it is in heaven and that his Kingdom may come on the earth.
Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself?
As I was in the [prime] ripeness of my days, when the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent,
I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations.
You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to honor and glory.
For the perverse are an abomination [extremely disgusting and detestable] to the Lord; but His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him).
I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have might and power.
There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.
And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,
That we may know it.
This also comes from the LORD of hosts,
Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.