Apostle Grace Lubega
Job 38:1-2 (KJV); Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
The voice of counsel is the voice of the Spirit of God guiding us through the myriad paths of life. It is the wisdom of God giving us direction when we are stranded at crossroads; it is what helps us make difficult choices.
However, it is possible to darken this counsel.
How does this happen? Counsel is darkened when we treat the knowledge of God unseriously and esteem spiritual understanding lightly.
Show me a man who reads the Bible only when he feels like, prays only when he feels like, seeks the face of God only when he feels like and I will show you a man in whose life counsel has been darkened.
Such a man will struggle during the storms of life because he has treated with derision the very thing that should have helped him. He is akin to the scorner described in Proverbs 14:6 who seeks for wisdom and cannot find it because he despised it in the first place.
The wells of counsel are continually open to the man who treats the Word of God with reverence and honour. You cannot be a disciplined reader of the Word and fail to find an answer in the moment when trouble knocks at your door. You cannot be a persistent listener to the Word and fail to have an instruction that will deliver you out of a hard circumstance.
Keep these wells of counsel open by continually giving the Word of God the attention it deserves.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:16, Psalm 1:1-3
GOLDEN NUGGET: The wells of counsel are continually open to the man who treats the Word of God with reverence and honour. Keep these wells of counsel open by continually giving the Word of God the attention it deserves.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Your Word is a lamp unto my feet. I lean on it in all things. You cause me to fall deeper and deeper in love with Your Word. I love it more today than I did yesterday. I will love it more tomorrow than I do today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.