The counsel of the LORD standeth forever. Psalm 33:11
Whose counsel do you depend on? Do you listen to the opinions of your peers, pop culture, family, or the Lord? We are to actively seek God’s counsel in every situation of our life. The danger of seeking counsel outside of God is that it is constantly changing. Opinions change and fades in our society come and go but God and His Word remain the same. Consequently, if you are not careful, you will try to constantly change who you are to conform to people’s and society’s ever changing opinions. Additionally, some of the counsel you may receive outside of God and His Word is simply not true. Lies about you may lead you to feel inadequate, inferior, and condemned. The Bible says in Malachi 3:6 that “I am the LORD, I change not.” What God says about you never changes. He sees you in a positive manner and considers you a winner and conqueror over every adverse situation and circumstance (2 Corinthians 2:14). That opinion will never change because as today’s verse of Scripture says, His counsel “standeth forever” and because Heaven and earth will pass away but His words will never pass away (Mark 13:31). Stand on the counsel of the Lord. You are sure to find the truth and feel secure!