Counsel or Wisdom

What is the difference between counsel & wisdom?

In the last post, I asked about the word, counsel. The word counsel is used for the advice that one person gives to another.

A related definition is that of an advocate. An advocate or  lawyer (AKA, counselor) gives (legal) advice and advocates for his or her client.

So, counsel (advice) is not what we normally call wisdom. However, it is what we generally ask of God when we are facing a difficult decision. We may pray, “God give me wisdom,” but what we really want is for God to give us advice about how we should decide a matter.

Still looking for a working definition for wisdom? It is coming soon. Keep reading…

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