C – Counselor —> “And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor…” Every name of Christ gives us insight into the character and acts of God. The word ‘name’ in this verse actually means the essence of who someone is. So who is Jesus as Counselor?
A counselor is known for both what he does and who he is. Sometimes it is easier to identify who someone is by understanding what they do. A good counselor wears many hats. He speaks truth, assists others, advises, and advocates for those in need. Jesus is far beyond a good counselor, He is Counselor of wonders. He not only speaks truth, but is Truth. He assists by being the only way to the Father and clearly revealing that path. He continually advises through the Comforter He sent. Because of His righteousness and perfection, He can advocate for us in a heavenly court.
His actions as counselor reveal that He is merciful, caring, good, loving, near, concerned for our well being, interested in the success of our journey. Isaiah tells us the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him and He will have wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord. Imagine all this wrapped up and delivered in a tiny baby.
As Counselor, Jesus demonstrates once again that He is enough. I want to rest in the work of this Wonderful Counselor and drink in the peace that comes as He declares me righteous. Today, take time to rejoice in who He is as Counselor.
Is. 9:5-6, Is. 11:12, 1 Jn. 2:1, Jn. 16:7, Jn. 14:6, Is. 28:29