Wonderful Counselor

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Isaiah 9:6-7
“Wonderful Counselor.  Notice that these titles are not alien to the subject but are adapted to the case in hand, for the prophet describes what Christ will show himself to be toward believers.  The redemption he has brought surpasses the creation of the world.  It amounts to this:  The grace of God, which will be exhibited in Christ, exceeds all miracles.”  — Calvin

2 thoughts on “Wonderful Counselor

  1. And I can hear the choir singing it from Handel's Messiah!John Newton preached 50 sermons on the Oratorio in 1784 and 5 in London.You can find it online.


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