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They Are My Counselors

January 12, 2019

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They Are My Counselors

It’s so nice  to have someone  to really talk things over with — someone you can trust — someone whose wisdom you can value — someone who is faithful,  successful,  and conscientious  in all their work — someone who is honestly loving and good.

The writer of Psalm 119 found counselors like that.     He says  in Psalm 119:24,

Thy testimonies also are my delight;   
They are my counselors.

 This psalmist was so glad  to have God’s word  guide him  in his decision making.     It is ultimately God  who does all the guiding,  and it is God’s word  that contains many,  many counsels pertaining  to all sorts of aspects  of our lives.     As the psalmist read the scriptures daily,  he found  all sorts of treasures  of wisdom,  the works of God’s creation,  the works of God’s ways  in salvation,  the fulfillment of God’s prophecies  that proved God’s eternal power…..

All of God’s word  becomes our best counselors  because it has been proven  to be eternally true and faithful.     That is why  the psalmist  was so delighted.     What a find!     When the psalmist faced problems  with proud and arrogant enemies,  he found counsel  in God’s word  and says  in Psalm 119:50,

This is my comfort in my affliction,   
That Thy word has revived me.

God’s children  down through the ages  have found comfort  in God’s word  in their every affliction.     God’s word  gives us the strength  to stand up  for the truth  and live  in the love and salvation  God gives us  in Jesus Christ.

When we need a good counselor,  we can open up  God’s word.     There  we will be delighted to find the comfort and peace we need.     There  we will find the hope  of our salvation  in the fulfilled promises  of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.     There  we will be assured  of all God’s ways  that are good and right  for us — leading us  to our heavenly home.

We can trust God’s word.     Everything He says  in the Bible  will strengthen and lead us  in the ways  that will be  for our eternal benefit.     In God’s word  we can see how deeply He has loved us.     There we can see how faithful God has been  towards us,  even when we have fallen  into all sorts  of sins.     There we can see  that God alone  has the power  to fulfill His word  and that He alone  can be trusted  to be good and righteous  in all His ways.

There is nothing better than going  to God’s word  for the counsel we need.

Trusting in the rightness of God,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  thank You so much  for patiently counseling me,  even when I’ve been straying  and all mixed up.     Your faithfulness is awesome  and marvelous.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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