Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.”
We rarely use absolutes in our life.
To say that someone or something is this way or that and can never change is inviting criticism. Today, everyone has an opinion about everything and is not afraid to speak it or at least post on social media for all to see.
Right or wrong, good or bad, we read it all.
The process of discerning truth is lost on most people today. For many, the source of truth, God’s Word, has been rejected as a comprehensive repository for truth. We bring man and his testimony. We allow feelings to influence us. We admit evidence without checking their validity and assume it is right because of who spoke it.
The Bible tells us:
Romans 3:4 “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
Over time, I have learned that man cannot and should not be trusted without checking what he or she says alongside the Word of God.
Today, many run to the world’s counselors to seek wisdom for issues already addressed in God’s Word. The reason we don’t readily accept the truth is that it reveals our humanity and our sinfulness.
To admit we are wrong or our thinking unbiblical is humbling.
Yet, many run to doctors, psychiatrists, and worldly counselors for advice on things God addresses in His Word. Please understand me. I am not advocating giving up on the doctor who cares for your bodily needs. I am speaking of those who would give counsel that goes directly against the Word of God.
We fail because we do not know the Bible as we ought. Because of that, we do not know God as we should. Knowing His heart, His character, His mercy, love, and grace is amazing. Having those truths as our foundation, we can pit any statement against biblical truth and see the difference.
I learned that when we view the truth of God’s Word, there is only ONE interpretation and many applications. We are admonished by God to be a student of the Bible.
2 Timothy 2:15-16 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”
After my salvation thirty years ago, I am still learning things from the Word of God. Truth is not so profound that only the learned scholar can mine it. You and I have the same access to the One who knows all truth and gives us the resource to know all we need.
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
I found this verse and have held it dear for years.
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
God promises that He will be there to instruct, teach, lead, and guide. We can rest in that promise when we are fully accepting and trusting that God will do that which He said He would do.
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
So, when you and I come across a situation or circumstance that is new to us, we must not fret, worry, or allow anxiety to overwhelm us. The Bible tells us:
Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
It is because I trust a God who changes not that I can rest in the assurance that He is leading me rightly.
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Without God, we can only trust what looks good to us, what sounds good within our realm of reason. We can gather evidence from this world, but we can get to the Author and Finisher of our faith to find what He wants and what He desires for our life as a child of God.
Our counsel must be of God.
Without Him, we are lost and without hope.
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