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God’s 7 ways of guidance Part 4
By Nathan Hay


Series: 7 Principles God uses to direct our lives, today; Godly wisdom, or wise counsel!!
Isa 9:6  For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isa 11:1  And a Shoot goes out from the stump of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.


Psalms 1:1  Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly,

So what is the difference between ungodly counsel Vs Godly counsel??  I’m glad you asked.

Ungodly counsel

Godly counsel

•        Is fleshly in origin and often times seems right to the mind.
•        Is self seeking
•        Thinks of the now
•        Takes no responsibility
•        Cultivates undisciplined behaviour
•        Delivers a broken life
·       Is spiritual and often times doesn’t make natural sense
·       Thinks of others
·       Thinks about the future
·       Takes accountability
·       Cultivates a disciplined life
·       Builds a healthy complete life

Have you ever noticed how God’s counsel doesn’t always make natural sense?? Don’t stone me!

Here are some examples:

1.    It doesn’t make sense for a Abraham to pack up all his belongings and family and move to a land he doesn’t know about after talking with a God he cannot see!!!
2.    It doesn’t make sense; for a leader called Moses to hold out his staff towards the sea to save the nation
3.    It doesn’t make sense; to give of your finances in order to have much
4.    It doesn’t make sense;  to be quick to forgive when someone wrongs you
5.    It doesn’t make sense; for Joshua to lead the army around Jericho seven times and then shout to overcome a fortified city!!  Imagine that war planning meeting? ?
6.    It doesn’t make sense; for Peter to get out of a boat in a storm and walk on water
7.    It doesn’t make sense; that the King of the universe would ride into on a donkey
8.    It doesn’t make sense; to be the great leader is to be the greatest server
9.    It doesn’t make sense; for husbands to love their wives when they don’t feel like it
10. Likewise, it doesn’t make sense; for a wife to respect her man when he doesn’t he deserve
11. It doesn’t make sense; to pour out your time to people who don’t want to make change
12. It doesn’t make sense; why God would send His son to die on a cross to pay for the sins of a world that doesn’t worship Him
But aren’t you glad that His wisdom is not our wisdom??
That His ways are higher than our ways, as the heavens are above the earth!!
Mans wisdom is foolishness to God…
Gods wisdom is foolishness to man… know this because God often will get you to do crazy stuff some days…that seems foolishness

Lets look at a biblical example:  The son of King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived!!

READ 1 Kings 12:3

God was trying to steer Rehoboam with the wisdom of the elders who were proven and trusted with his father…
Worth noting:
·        Godly wisdom is not, prophetic words, it isn’t thus says The Lord
·        But you must be teachable to get its reward!!!  Ask your self, am I teachable?
·        It is just good learnt and proven advise from people who have lived and loved God!!
So would anyone here take your car to a mechanic that wasn’t good at fixing cars??
§  So why do we ask and take advise from people who have NO idea??
How much more should you seek out proven godly wisdom for your life!!!!
God wants to build and direct your life through His Godly Counsel

Pro 11:14  Where no wise guidance is, the people fall away; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.


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