Have you ever sought the wisdom of a counselor? Maybe you needed perspective on a relationship or help to walk through grief or depression. Counselors provide guidance, support, and encouragement. Yet no matter how helpful, well-trained, or well-intentioned human counselors are, none can compare to our Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ.
Several hundred years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah described Him as Wonderful Counselor in Isaiah 9:6. Jesus is the wisest counselor we will ever know, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3). He does not simply possess some wisdom, but all the treasures of wisdom. His expertise is unrivaled in providing guidance for our lives.
When we place our burdens before Christ, He will fill our troubled hearts with peace.
Christ's wisdom is not marred by human logic or reasoning; He does not see things from faulty perspectives. He is Truth. He knows all things. "[T]he wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere" (James 3:17). Jesus' counsel is not tainted with worldly thoughts or self-serving motives. His counsel is not contaminated by bias or manipulation. The counsel of Christ is pure.
No matter whose godly advice we seek on earth, we should always seek the counsel of Christ first. He possesses wisdom and knowledge that no human counselor or teacher has. He wants to be the one we immediately seek out when we stumble. He wants to hear about our heartaches and pains. He is the best listener we will ever know. When we place our burdens before Christ, He will fill our troubled hearts with peace.
Prayer: Wonderful Counselor, thank You that I can come to You and know that You give wisdom and guidance that no one else can offer. Help me remember to come to You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory" (Psalm 73:24).