I’ve joined my blogging friends for a new facet of my blog, called His Encouragement, inspiring scriptures shared each Thursday. My hope and my prayer is that these scriptures each week will bless your heart and encourage your soul.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 KJV
Welcome to the Christmas Season! The fifth season of the year. I felt led to look closer at this verse in Isaiah chapter 9 through the month of December. There are five names of God found in this passage and I’d like us to examine each one. There are only four Thursdays in December, so I am combining these first two.
Notice that the first word, Wonderful, is capitalized. That means His name is Wonderful, not is wonderful. Hmm… is there a difference. A reason?
According to dictionary.com. Wonderful is an adjective meaning excellent; great; marvelous; of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing.
According to the Strong’s concordance: peleʼ, peh’-leh; from H6381; a miracle:—marvellous thing, wonder(-ful, -fully).
A miracle. A marvelous thing. A wonder.
The birth of Jesus Christ was a miracle. A wonder. Was it not? A virgin birth? A miracle indeed! His entire human existence took a miraculous act. God himself took on flesh and was born into this world. The virgin birth is a very vital part of Bible doctrine. He did not have a human father, therefore he was not given a sin nature and was therefore, sinless! It is because of this sinlessness that made him the perfect and only candidate to die for our sins and pay our penalty! Alleluia! He is Wonderful!
First, I just want to point out that counsellor is the same word as counselor. The double “ll” is the British spelling in the King James Bible.
According to the dictionary, counselor is a noun that means a lengthy list of people (careers), but two of them popped out at me: a person who counsels; adviser; a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.
According to the Strong’s concordance: yâʻats, yaw-ats’; a primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve:—advertise, take advise, advise (well), consult, (give, take) counsel(-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose.
When I think of a Counselor, those two dictionary definitions come to mind.
One who counsels.
And a lawyer.
He is our Counselor. When we don’t know what to do, we can go to Him for counsel and advice. He will guide us, direct us. We can determine our steps according to His will and according to His Word. He will never give us bad advice or lead us wrong.
He is our Counselor. He stands before the Great Judge and pleads our case. When that old devil, Satan, points at us and says, “Look at what they did. They failed you again. They deserve nothing but punishment.” Jesus holds out his hands and says, “I paid their debt. It’s all under my Blood. Their past, present, and future. I paid it all.”
I hope this look into these words can be a blessing to you today. I know this study has already blessed me.
What scripture is encouraging you today? Share it with us!
Check out these other blogs for more encouragement from God’s word for your Thursday.
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie @ Edits & Reviews by Leslie