Bible Verse Of The Day-Saturday December 07, 2013

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Bible Verses
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Effective counselors must be effective communicators. It isn’t enough for them to possess all wisdom and knowledge. They also need to have the skill of passing on what they know to others who need it. It’s interesting, therefore, that Jesus is called Counselor by the Word of God. Think it through; this means He not only possesses all wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3), but also is willing and able to communicate it to us. And He does, through three primary means.

First and foremost, Jesus communicates to us through the Bible. We refer to the Bible as God’s Word because it’s His written record to us, the perfect expression of His will as well as His work. It’s also a means He employs to guide and direct us through the day-to-day decisions of life. Psalm 119:105 (NIV) refers to the Bible as a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Here’s the picture being portrayed: we’re walking blindly through life, unsure and uncertain, then God uses His Word to illuminate our path and provide us with much-needed direction.

Second, He communicates to us by the Holy Spirit. There will be times when we will face situations that just aren’t covered in the Bible. What are we supposed to do then? Should we step out on our own wisdom? No. In such cases, Jesus is faithful to counsel us through the Holy Spirit who dwells within us and serves to link our hearts with heaven (John 16:5). When we aren’t able to find specific counsel from the Bible, we can be sure to secure it through the Spirit.

Finally, Jesus communicates to us through His body. By body, I’m referring to the body of believers, the church, which can be used by Christ as a tool to transmit His wisdom to us. Proverbs 27:5 tells us that there will be times when the Lord will speak to us through other brothers and sisters who are also familiar with His Word and sensitive to His Spirit.As our lives shift into high gear this month, wise counsel should be at the top of our Christmas list. And now we know who has it and how to find it.

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