The Bible has much to say about counsel and counselors. In fact, the word “counsel” is used 143 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The word “counselors” is used 21 times. Here are three scriptures using these two words: Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established. Proverbs 15:22 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 24:6 The Bible tells us that in the multitude of counselors there is safety and purposes (plans) are established. So it is obvious according to the Bible that we need counsel and counselors. Who are these counselors? That is a great question! First and foremost our Counselor should always be Jesus Christ! Counselor is one of His names. The prophecy of Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 reads “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”. Jesus is the Word of God. So we find the counsel of Christ in the Word of God. The other counselors in our lives must be men and women who trust and obey Jesus Christ and whose counsel is always based on the Word of God. We must guard ourselves against the counsel of the world. Worldly counsel will ultimately just bring you confusion and frustration. We need counselors that will counsel with the Truth. Sometimes that means saying something that we would rather not hear. But the Word of God says “you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free”. Whom do you know that will tell you the Truth about yourself even if that puts them at risk? Those are the kinds of counselors we need, counselors that love Christ and love us enough to tell us the Truth.