THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNSELING

The Importance of Counseling

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1.  (2 Sam. 16:23) Counseling the way it should be.

2.  Moses was perhaps the busiest counselor in the Bible. (Ex. 18:19)

3. Cabinet of Counselors

  • Pastor
  • Real friend
  • Someone successful in your field.
  • One or both parents.
  • Wise person –  soul winner.

4.  Bad counsel brings tragedy.  (Nu. 31:16)

5.  The nation was rebuked for being void of counsel.  (Deut. 32:28)

6.  Proper counseling can save lives.  (I Kings 1:12)

7.  Bad counsel caused Rehoboam’s downfall.  (I Kings 12:8,13, 2Chr. 10:8,13)

8.  Saul died because of bad counsel.  (I Ch. 10:13)

9.  Ahaziah’s downfall was that he took counsel from his wicked mother Athalia and the wicked house of Ahab.  (2 Chr. 22:2-5)

10. Good counsel aided the revival of Hezekiah.  (2 Chr. 30:2,23)

11.  Ezra’s revival included good counsel.  (Ez. 10:8)

12.  We are not to counsel with the wicked or the ungodly.  (Ps. 1:1, Job 22:18, 21:16, Pr. 12:5)

13.  Counseling was one of the ministries of Jesus.  (Is. 9:6,7)

14.  Wise people listen to counsel.  (Pro. 12:5)

15.  Failure comes because of a lack of counsel.  (Pro. 15:22)

16.  Counseling helps in old age.  (Pro. 19:20)

17.  Counsel gives depth.  (Pro. 20:5)

18.  Counsel confirms your decisions.  (Pro. 20:18)

19.  Get counsel from real friends.  (Pro. 27:9)

20.  Your own counsel alone is not enough.  (Job 18:7, Jas. 6, Jer. 7:24, Ps. 5:10, 81:12)

21.  David has a hired counselor.  (2 Sam. 15:12, I Ch. 27:33)

22.  You need a wise counselor.  (I Ch. 26:14,27:32)

23.  Joseph of Arimathea was a counselors.  (Mk. 15:43)

24.  Old Testament Kings had hired counselors.(Ez. 7:14,28, 8:25, Job 3:4, Dan. 3:24, 4:36, 6:7)

25.  One of the duties of the pastorate is counseling.  (I Tim. 5:1, 5:19, 2 Jn. 1, 3 Jn. 1, Jas. 5:14)

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