“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah prophesied of His coming. Isaiah called Jesus “Wonderful Counselor.” The term “Wonderful Counselor” means “one who gives advice.”
Why Did Isaiah Call Christ the Wonderful Counselor? v.6
1. He called Him wonderful because He provided for full salvation .
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”
2. He called Him wonderful because of His incredible wisdom and knowledge . Colossians 2:3
“in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
“Joy comes to you at Christmas by inviting Jesus into your heart.” ;Jeffrey Johnson
What Made Jesus a Wonderful Counselor?
1. He called people regardless of their background . Acts 10:34-35
“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
2. He loved people in spite of their faults . James 1:5
“If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
3. He saved people and promised them a home eternal. Psalm 73:24
“You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”
“Through the incarnation of Jesus Christ, God opened His arms of forgiveness.”
Why Do We Need Christ’s Counsel Today? Isaiah 11:2
“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him;the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;”
1. He is eternal God.
2. He always gives us the truth in love.
3. He always provides the encouragement we need.
4. He always is patient with our imperfections.
5. He always has perfect timing.
6. He always knows just what we need .
“For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:17-18)