"THE LORD AS OUR COUNSELOR"

PROVERBS 19:21

  1. A CONTRAST IS PRESENTED BETWEEN THE "MANY" AS OPPOSED TO THE ONE
    1. Many Possible Plans Are Devised In the Human Heart
    2. God's Singular Purpose Will Prevail Into Eternity
    3. When A Man Forms His Inner Circle Of Confidants, That Circle Will Be Incomplete And Useless Unless The Lord Is At The Head Of That Circle
    4. The Lord Is The Only Uncounseled Counselor In The Universe, And Is Therefore The Author And Source Of All Wise & Godly Strategies
    5. As The Very Speech Of God Christ Is Depicted As A Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9)
    6. And Yet His Ways Are Past Finding Out (Romans 11:33-35)
  2. THERE IS A SPECIFIC MEANS OF OBTAINING THIS SINGULARLY EXCELLENT COUNSEL
    1. One Must First Understand What Lies Behind Whatever Advice He Has To Give: His Own Inalienable Right To His Own Glory (Romans 11:36)
    2. One Then Presents His Body As A Living Sacrifice, As One Who Remains Unshaped By This Present Age (Romans 12:1-2)
      1. There Are Three Options Concerning Living For God's Glory
      2. Even If I Choose The Best Of The Three, I Will Still Wrestle With The Other Two
    3. One Can Accurately Assess Any Plan Or Strategy If The First Two Steps Are In Place