“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
Jesus has many names throughout scripture and He deserves and lives up to every title of distinction. The descriptive title “Wonderful Counselor” is no exception. Isaiah says, “His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor.” He’s not the disconnected counselor who takes your money and simply listens as you unload your problems and concerns as you recline on the couch. Jesus understands what we’re going through and can advise us while He accompanies us through whatever we are facing.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” – Hebrews 4:15
You may be surprised to discover the Hebrew word for wonderful actually means wonder or miracle. So the “wonderful” in Wonderful Counselor doesn’t just mean delightful and pleasing but also miraculous. He is a miracle-working Counselor who does what no one else can do for you. He a Counselor like no other counselor. He has provided a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and reconciled to the very God who created you. He paid the ultimate price in securing your salvation…He gave His own life.
The title means the wisdom of Jesus Christ applied to your life is like nothing else. It’s supernaturally insightful. You can’t get it from any other source. You cannot afford to be making decisions without a guiding word from the Miraculous Counselor. And you can’t call Him Wonderful Counselor if you don’t embrace His wisdom for your salvation, your family, your finances, your future—everything. Won’t you cry out to God today for His free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.