TOPIC: COUNSEL AND GUIDANCE OF GOD.*
Read Isaiah 28:23-29
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 11:14)*
Good children always take to the godly instructions of their parents. Indeed, *Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid (Prov. 12;1).* God so loved His people, His true sons and daughters, and wants to lead them in the path of righteousness.
Most of those people who made the right choices in life, had been well counselled, and have followed the right guidance…. *_in the multitude of counselors there is safety_* *(Prov. 11:14)*. When you are rightly counselled, there is the tendency to make good choices and avert evil. God wants His people to follow His guidance, and not to waste their resources on what is not profitable.
God asked the house of Isreal the pertinent question, *_Does the plowman keep plowing all day to sow?_* *(Isa. 28:24)*. If a farmer, who ploughs and sows can depend on God to teach him on the best agricultural practices, how much more we who are His children, servants and representatives? It is better we always look unto God for guidance, to know the right thy to do. Anyone who is commissioned to do a thing without due consultation with God, definitely should expect failure. God instructs and teaches right judgement.
Don’t God’s to toil without God in it. When your labour has God’s approval, it bey favour. Listen to God about your chosen career. By the way, God should be allowed to determine your career, afterall, you are designed for something by God. Let Him guide you in the step you are about to take. The problem of many people today is that, they so much believe in themselves, and decide to put God behind. Divine direction is all you need to excel in your life – maritally, physically, spiritually, financially, etc. Receive the wisdom to always take counsel from the Lord God who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.
1. Lord, don’t all me to do anything without due consultation with You, so that I don’t suffer, unnecessarily.
2. Holy Spirit, the blessing that accrues to those You usually direct, let me benefit from it as I trust in You.
3. Lord, help our leaders to take counsel from You and deliver them from evil counsellors.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Job 6:24 – 9:13 ; Acts 20 : 7 – 20 : 28