Throughout the pages of the Bible, we see everything pointing to our Lord. No matter where we read, we see God. But when we dig a little further, there is one verse in the Bible that gives us a magnificent view of our Lord. Within this verse, there are several characteristic aspects identified. A simple comma is used to create Wonderful and Counselor depending on the version you use. While this comma doesn’t change Him or his character, I will share both aspects of our Lord. 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... (Isaiah 9:6)
Wonderful. God is wonderful, He has done some amazing things. He created our body in a manner that scientists are still learning how parts of it function. The beauty we see scattered throughout creation is marvelous. Every day we experience something wonderful He has done - if you are healthy today, it’s because of Him. If your loved ones are safely at home this evening, it’s because of Him. He gave His only Son to pay our sin debt. Only a WONDERFUL God would do that. The more we learn about the Lord, our hearts should be full of amazement, because He is Wonderful.
Counselor. The Lord, our Counselor is the only One who can lead our lives in the right direction. We can seek council from others or do as we like, but no one will lead us like our Lord. When we are in need of wisdom or advice, we don’t have to make an expensive appointment to talk with someone; all we have to do is call on Him. (James 1:5)
Sometimes we need to hear from someone else on a matter. The Lord may use their advice to help lead us, but we have to make certain it is godly advice being given.
However we combine or separate these character aspects, Isaiah combined them later in chapter 28. This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel... (Isaiah 28:29)
He is Wonderful; He is a Counselor; He is a Wonderful Counselor.
We can be thankful in saying we know the Wonderful Counselor!
I hope you’ll join me next week as we look at The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace.
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