“But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33.
Counseling is the process of giving pieces of advice or useful suggestions to other individuals by a qualified person in order to help them solve their problems either in the present or for their future. Everyone needs such pieces of advice or counsels at a particular point in time so as to guide against taking steps of error. The Scripture says that “… in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” (Proverbs 11:14b). Therefore, as marriage is a sacred institution that requires divine guidance before being entered into, such counsels should be given a prime of place.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PASTORAL COUNSEL
i. Pastoral counsel as divine instruction is usually aided or enhanced by the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the life of the genuine Counselor as in
( a) Word of Wisdom,
ii. Pastoral counsel, which is usually from seasoned men of God, is like reality therapy – Pro. 15:22.
iii. Pastoral counsel is not motivated or influenced by personal interest or propaganda sentiments as in the case of the withdrawal of Micah from David as wife by King Saul – I Sam. 25: 44.
iv. It is such an advice given after having prayerfully requested from and listened to God by a seasoned minister of the gospel for inspirational guidance – Ps. 5: 3; Deut. 29:29; Daniel 9: 3 – 4; 2 Cor. 1: 11.
ii. It acts as veritable tools that cannot be brushed aside in the process of choice or decision making – Joel 3:14.
iii. It gives no room or chance for gamblers in the church where the counseling unit for intending Christian couple is being handled or well coordinated by genuine ministers of God. i.e. it prevents young men or women from dating more than one suitor at a time – Prov. 13:20; Ps. 73:24.
Pastoral counsel is usually borne out of divine inspiration and is meant to show the possible ways out of certain problems. It also guides on what to do so as not to fall into the same problems over and over again – Proverbs 11: 14.
– God will be our wise Counsellor.
- In the multitude of counsellors, purposes are established.
– May our foundations never be destroyed.
– God will restore your former glory.
– Good counsel turns us from evil ways.
– The presence of many counsellors brings peace.
– In the multitude of counsellors, there is safety.
Thank You Jesus!
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