Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 9, 2017

Names of Jesus — Wonderful Counselor and Truth!

Day 2284:  More regarding the names/characteristics of Jesus!

Scripture:  And He will be called Wonderful Counselor!  Isaiah 9:6    “I am the way, the Truth, and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6

Thoughts/questions:  The name of Jesus as Wonderful Counselor is one I have personally experienced in two ways.  Not only has He been my counselor in times of indecision or need, but also on many occasions when I have been counseling others.  He has been their Wonderful Counselor without their knowledge.  An illustration of this is a comment made by a student whom I was helping, “You sure listened well in your counseling classes!”  Her compliment should have gone directly to Jesus, not me!  His words were coming out of my mouth!!!  I am a witness as to the impact of the counseling from Jesus, our Wonderful Counselor, in my life and the lives of others He has counseled through me!  His words bring comfort!

One of my favorite words in counseling is truth.  Truth is the standard all of us should reference our lives against, as our lives benefit in so many ways from this one syllable, five-letter word.  Jesus is the Truth!  II Peter 2;16 states, “We have not followed cleverly devised fables regarding Jesus; they were eyewitnesses!!!  It is very hard to believe – God coming to earth as a carpenter to be tried by the courts of men and found guilty and put to death – and this man is the Truth???  Yes, God’s incredible plan to rescue fallen mankind requires a step of faith, but our faith rests in Jesus, the Truth!

Suggested Prayer:  Jesus, thank You for Your words of truth that bring me life . . .

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