In this post today, you are going to find out the importance of godly counsel and godly counseling and why they matter in your Christian life as a believer.
The importance of wise counsel from biblically sound godly counselors cannot be overemphasized. We all at one point in our lives as Christians need godly counseling and guidance to help us make the right choices in life.
Biblical counseling in all areas of your life is crucial if you want to make wise choices in your life and not terrible choices that you will end up regretting later in the end.
We need godly counsel on many things in life such as choosing the right career, in marriage, on spiritual things, etc. that have a profound impact on our lives.
With that said, let’s look at the importance of godly counsel and counseling to help you see the value of receiving wise counsel in your life from godly counselors with references to bible verses in both the old testament and the new testament.
5 Reasons Why You Need Godly Counsel.
Below are the 5 major reasons why you need godly counsel and biblical counseling from godly counselors so that you become wise and not a fool.
- So That You Become Wise.
- So That You Are Not Led Astray.
- To Help You Make Wise Choices.
- To Avoid Ruining Your Life.
- To Preserve You For Eternity.
1. So That You Become Wise.
Proverbs 12:15 tells us that a wise and prudent person listens to godly counsel and instruction but a fool rejects godly counsel and wisdom as they are full of their own ways.
If you want to be a wise person, you need to learn to listen to godly counsel, which can come from a Christian counselor, godly parents, godly friends, and most importantly God’s word.
The best godly and biblical counsel you can ever get that will help you become a wise person is from the lord Jesus Christ and His word as He’s the wisest counselor you will ever need who will never lead you astray with wrong counsel.
On the other hand, if you think you don’t need godly counseling and hate correction, then you are foolish as Proverbs 15:32 tells us.
All wise people listen to godly counsel and never allow the pride of thinking they know it all to ruin them as they know godly counseling and advice brings about godly wisdom that makes one wise in life.
2. So That You Are Not Led Astray.
The other reason why godly counseling and godly advice are vital in your life as a Christian is so that you are not led astray by ungodly counsel and advice from ungodly counselors.
You need to understand that if you want godly counsel and wise guidance in your life that will not lead you astray; you need to listen to godly counselors and not ungodly counselors who will just lead you astray with their wrong counsel.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 11:14 that in a multitude of godly counselors there is safety but where there is no godly counsel, people fall and get lost like sheep without a shepherd.
We all need godly guidance on several life issues especially those concerning making a career choice and choosing a life partner to spend the rest of your life with.
Lack of godly counsel is the reason why many people have ended up in miserable marriages and careers as they never sook biblical counsel in choosing their mates or careers and relied on their own wisdom.
3. To Help You Make Wise Choices.
If you are to make wise choices in your life, you need godly wisdom, which comes from godly counseling to help you not make foolish choices that will ruin your life. Many people’s lives are in ruin today because they despised godly advice and counsel.
Proverbs 1:7 tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but fools despise instructions and godly advice concerning their lives that will help them not make foolish life choices they end up regretting later.
If you fear the Lord, you will also be eager to listen to His biblical counsel found in His word that will help you make better life decisions and not choices that will ruin your life or displease God.
Proverbs 4:20 encourages us not to despise the wise counsel of the Lord found in His word which is why that bible verse and chapter tells us to listen and pay attention to His words as well as not forget them.
Moreover, if you despise the counsel of the Lord and decide to do your own thing, you will end up making costly life choices in areas of relationships, finances, or careers that you will regret later and wish you had listened to God. Don’t be that fool, dear.
4. To Avoid Ruining Your Life.
Godly counsel is also crucial in your life as it helps you avoid ruining your life as a result of listening to wring advice and counsel on important life issues from secular counselors who are not led by God.
One of the many reasons why the lives of many are in ruin and shambles is they thought they knew better and that they needed no counsel to tell them what to do with their lives.
Such a prideful spirit is very dangerous my dear. You need to humble yourself and learn to listen to godly and wise counsel from spirit-led godly counselors who will help you make wise decisions in your life that won’t bring you to ruin.
King Solomon in Proverbs 29:1 tells us that if you are a person who often rejects reproof and wise counsel by hardening your heart in your stubbornness, you will be destroyed without remedy.
I am sure you have witnessed people in your life whose lives are in ruin all because due to their pride refused to listen to godly counsel and are now living in regret. Don’t let that be your fate and swallow the pride that hinders you from listening to godly counsel.
5. To Preserve You For Eternity.
Last but not least, the godly wisdom that comes from godly counseling from God’s word and godly counselors is that it will preserve your life for eternity and help you not end up in hell.
The godly counsel and wisdom found in God’s word will help you not make choices that will cost your soul eternally by helping you live godly in this present evil world by God’s grace (Titus 2:11,12).
If you don’t listen to godly counsel, you will just live your life anyhow not realizing that whatever you are doing in this lifetime, you will one day give an account on judgment day as Romans 14:12-14 tells us.
Godly counsel however guides you on how you can live a godly and holy life not tainted by sin that will enable you to spend eternity with God in heaven when all is said and done.
God has promised that He will preserve all those who heed His counsel found in His word from all evil and save them from the wrath to come that will come upon all those who despised His counsel while on earth.
I hope the above post on the importance of godly counsel and Christian counseling has now helped you understand why godly counseling is necessary for your life.
My prayer as you leave is that the Lord gives you a humble heart to listen to the counsel of the Lord so that you don’t ruin your life as others have due to their pride and stubbornness.
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