They Waited Not For His Counsel

  • Psalm 106:13 “They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:”

Life and the decisions we need to make come at us quickly. As such, it is crucial that we regularly read, study, and memorize God’s Word. We must “wait” for God’s counsel on everything. Do not choose until you know God’s counsel on the matter. Psalm 106 is a lamentation of how Israel treated God after He rescued them from Egypt. It is a reminder how many of God’s children are rescued from sin and hell only to live the rest of their lives avoiding God’s counsel. I stress again: stop making decisions without God’s express counsel from specific verses of His Word. If the answer does not come readily, wait. Israel’s fault was that “they waited not for His counsel.” Life may come at you quickly, but God obviously still expects His people to wait for His counsel.

There are times, however, that each of us wrongfully make choices we did not research first from God’s Word. If you’ve already made your decision without God’s Word, then don’t avoid God’s Word. As soon as you are able, go to the Bible and search the Scriptures until you find God’s counsel on the matter. If you find from God’s Word that you made the wrong decision, don’t be proud and unrepentant. Admit your failure and change your decision as quickly as possible. You might have to live with the consequences, but it will be better in the long run to do everything according to God’s counsel.