Friday 14 October 2022

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 12 W 6 D 5.


Welcome to the Upper Room. So glad you came.

We continue with our meditation in Daniel 6:3. The next attribute we see in Isaiah 11:2, resident in Christ is "The Spirit of Counsel." One would wonder what really is the difference between wisdom, understanding and Counsel. On the surface they look basically alike.

Yet the scripture goes through the trouble of spelling all three out. Why? Not for lack, but for the richness of understanding and emphasis. Wisdom, in a sense, can be said to be the mother of them all. When we see a person of wisdom we easily pass the same to be a person of understanding and counsel.

At least understanding and counsel (direction) are attributes you'll expect of such a person. One with counsel is one who does not only have wisdom and or understanding, but is also able to put it into practice. It is a person who takes ownership of that which they possess.

Sad to say, but though Solomon and Ahitophel were differentiated by wisdom and understanding, their lack of counsel led to their down fall. They had wisdom, but wisdom did not have them. Their wisdom did not deliver them from working untowardly.

Both Solomon and Ahitophel had inglorious endings. So, wisdom and understanding are not enough in producing an excellent spirit in us. We need counsel. We need direction. Like we popularly say, "Not speed but direction." Speed does not matter if you are on the wrong road.

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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