Thursday, February 18, 2010

Psalm 16:7a "counsel by day"

"I will bless the LORD who has counseled me;" Psalm 16:7a

Before Jesus departed this world he made a promise to his disciples that he would not leave them as orphans, but that he would send the Counselor, the Holy Spirit who would lead them into all truth. He also said my peace I give to you, my peace I leave unto you. This person of peace would remain with them to lead, guide, direct, teach. The psalmist here experienced this reality, this person, this counselor.

Within this intimate relationship between man and God divine wisdom is dispensed. As a result, he cannot help but give thanks by blessing God. He blesses God for truth given, knowledge imparted, wisdom obtained,revelation revealed. We are bought into this inner sanctum of Gods secret chambers where spiritual truths are uncovered, where the bread of Gods word is broken, eaten, and taken in. We find ourselves tabernacling within the most Holy place gazing at the blood covered mercy seat, prostrate with the angles, arms outstretched, and we praise God for his secret council. The mind of omniscience speaking directly into the heart, not by some ethereal/mystical process, but through holy scripture breathed out by God and applied by his Spirit. For this is the Counselors handbook, guide, map, the tool by which the heart is converted and the souls of righteous men made perfect.

His counsel is always true, always good, always on time. There is always a timely word in a time of need. We cling ever so close to his council because we know that man lives by every word that proceeds from his mouth. We who know this will bless him.

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