Read: Psalm 1:1-6
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1 KJV)
The advice that a man receives has a way of affecting his life. Some advice brings life, while others bring death. Some advice brings prosperity, while others may bring poverty. Some advice brings punishment while others may bring praise. Some advice brings disgrace and shame, while others may bring glory and honour. From our memory verse today, we can also see that some advice brings blessings (Psalm 1:1), while curses may follow anyone who receive an ungodly counsel. We need to be very careful with the type of advice that we receive and practise.
If the president of a nation chooses wrong advisers, it is very likely he will make wrong decisions that will affect the life of his people and cause them to rebel against him. That is what happened to King Rehoboam when he rejected the counsel of the elders and accepted those of young men who grew up with him (1King 12:1-17). If a wife in the house goes ahead to seek the counsel of ungodly friends on issues affecting her home, what do you think she will gets? Ungodly advice that could break her home I guess.
It is very important that we seek good and Godly counsel when taking crucial decisions in life. Some advices are very good with good moral concepts to them. As Christians, we need to examine if these advices are also Godly as there is a little distinction between them.
So where do we get good and Godly counsel from? Who do we allow to advise us?
“With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding” (Job 12:13)
“I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength” (Prov. 8:14)
God has both wisdom and counsel. As a matter of fact, He is wiser than any man. God knows the end from the beginning. He knows all things and He can do all things. Our first point of call when facing any challenge should be the word of God. From the word of God we can know the mind of God concerning any issue affecting us. Before we take any decisions it is expected of us to check if those decisions are contrary to the word of God. But how do we know if a decision is in consonant or contrary to the word of God when we don’t study the bible regularly? Obviously there is no way except the Holy Spirit helps us. This is why we need to familiarise ourselves with the word of God.
If you need counsel to solve any puzzle of your life, come to Jesus and He will help you. The bible described him as wonderful counsellor (Isaiah 9:6). Peter, one of his disciples, knows exactly who Jesus was when he said “Lord you know all things” (John 21: 17). When King Nebuchadnezzar was unable to solve the puzzle of his life, he called unto Daniel, a man of God, who through the revelations from God gave the interpretation of the King’s dream (Daniel 2:1-47). Brethren if you are faced with a difficult challenges that you do not understand, talk to a genuine minister of God and let him guide you. However, remember that every day we face situations that require some level of decisions, on such we need not call any man before taking them. The word of God that we know is the only counsellor that can guide us in making those decisions without erring. Be friends with the word of God today and let the Spirit of God guide you.
From our bible reading today we see that God has already pronounced blessings upon everyone that receive and walk in his word (law). Brethren, don’t take the word of God for granted anymore, begin effective study of your bible today and start applying them to your life. This is the only way we can overcome the challenges of life.
Thanks for reading through our free Christian devotions. Please go through our bible reading (Psalm 1:1-6) and answer these questions on your own.
- What are the blessings of not walking in the counsel of ungodly?
- What are the curses pronounced upon the ungodly (wicked)?
Christian Devotions Prayer Point
Father Lord, please help me. Let me never walk in any ungodly counsel. Send down the rain of your blessing upon me and my family this season in the name of Jesus
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