Proverbs 19:20-21, “Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days. There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.”
Counsel. Advice given from someone typically older and wiser. Counsel is given in several forms to include legal, marital, spiritual, Godly and more. Godly counsel is only perfect when it comes from God. This is the counsel that we should follow always.
When God tells us to do something, we should listen the first time. We should not try to do things our own way or through our own plans. God’s plans are far superior to our plans. When we pray to God for counsel, He will show us the way that we are to go. His guidance does not always come right away. Sometimes, God wants us to have faith in things to come and trust that He is working all things out in our lives. Eventually, God will show how and where we are to go.
Your latter days may be when you are much older or could refer to a few days from now. The point is to take Godly counsel and store it away. Store it in a way that can be recalled. Think of this counsel like a memory verse. It needs to be ready to be known and possibly said. The more that you listen to God, the easier it is to keep doing it. If you ignore God, it can be easier to keep ignoring God and then you will miss out on all the blessings that God has to offer.
God’s counsel makes all other counsel seem foolish. God’s counsel will stand through time from Adam all the way to the last man that sets foot on Earth. God has never given bad counsel or made a mistake with the plans for His people. Man’s plans will fall apart and end in disaster but God’s never will.
Are you ready to stop making your plans and follow the counsel of God? God knows all and is wiling to help if you will only ask. God is ready to help when called upon. Only through full submittal of man does God give fully. Turn your life our to God and let God advise you through all facets of your life. It is a decision that you will not regret.
We know that Your ways are greater than our ways and Your thoughts are greater than our thoughts. We ask that You guide us and show us the way. I pray that those who know You will fully submit to You and have the faith to trust that You are working for them always. You are God, creator of Heaven and Earth. You know all. Your counsel is greater than all. Even our wisest thoughts are rubbish in Your eyes. Thank You for Your counsel.
In Your name we pray,