A counsellor is somebody who has a lot of knowledge in a particular field and is willing to share that knowledge with others who need it to solve their problems. Sometimes, a counsellor is a professional in a particular field of practice and sometimes, it is someone with vast experience in an area of life.
Whatever the case is, he or she has the knowledge that you need to solve your problems. When you have counsellors in virtually every area of life, you have the knowledge you need to solve your problems.
Going by todays Bible readings, you should know straightaway that you need counsellors in any field of your life where you may be lacking in some knowledge.
For example, if you don’t know the law so well and you need to draw an agreement or do anything that requires deep understanding of the law, then you should get a lawyer to counsel you.
Even if you cannot find or afford a lawyer, you can find a book or an article on that issue and study it. The knowledge you would gain from studying such materials would provide the counsel you need.
If you are having issues in your marriage and don’t know how to resolve them, why don’t you look for a godly marriage counsellor to learn what you need to do? If you are having issues with your finances, then look for a finance expert to help you out. If you need help about something spiritual, talk to your Pastor.
Some people, however, deny that they lack the required knowledge to solve their problems, while some who admit that they need knowledge go in search of it in the wrong places. Both categories of people described above are clearly headed for destruction.
Hosea 4:6 says: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee” In what area of life have you been having problems and are in need of a counsellor? Think about it thoroughly.
Instead of getting into deeper trouble in that area, why don’t you look for someone who has the required competence in that field and let him or her counsel you? You must be careful however and reject any counsel that is not in line with the word of God.