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Friday, December 21, 2012

Wonderful Counselor, part 3


                                                                    

Advent Thoughts  
                                                                                        
“Your Statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”
 Psalm 119:24 (NIV) 


”Your Statutes. . .”The psalmist speaks to God about His Laws. As a child I heard a teacher explain that we had to have rules, aka laws. We have rules in our daily lives; certain professions have codes of conduct.
” . . . my delight.” The writer felt joy from having God’s Law govern his life. Laws in our nation are for the common good. The traffic laws are for our protection; likewise, the law for cars to be insured and the overseeing agency having that information.
” . . . my counselors.” The psalmist carries this thought further by stating God’s Laws guide him. God’s Law educates us on how to live for Him, how to respond to those who taunt us, and how to pray.
In the book of James we read,” If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt. . . .” Have you ever had someone approach you and seek advice about an issue and then, right after you tell them your thoughts, he or she tells you they are going to do what they thought all along? Many times, I found myself angry about this. Can you imagine how God feels when we do that to Him? 

2 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness. How I rely on Him to be my Counselor! I have come to love this aspect of His ministry so very much. Thumbs up!

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    1. Rhonda: I am reading Isaiah and Jeremiah right now. They both tell of God's judgment on Israel.One section of Isaiah speaks of a practice that I have seen several years ago. I am thankful that not everyone followed this practice. God's counsel it the best for His people. BTW I am reading in THE MESSAGE, a modern day paraphrase. Thank you for stopping in.

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