You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me up in glory.
I will praise the Lord who counsels me—
even at night my conscience instructs me.
I will instruct you and show you the way to go;
with My eye on you, I will give counsel.
For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
the One great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are on all the ways of the sons of men in order to give to each person according to his ways and the result of his deeds.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of His heart from generation to generation.
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.
We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,
2 Samuel 16:23
Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God—such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.
I possess good advice and competence;
I have understanding and strength.
because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the counsel of the Most High.
They soon forgot His works
and would not wait for His counsel.
They set out to go down to Egypt
without asking My advice,
in order to seek shelter under Pharaoh’s protection
and take refuge in Egypt’s shadow.
since you neglected all my counsel
and did not accept my correction,
were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,