Counselling and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Man, what a day! Over and over again as I listened to presenters talk us through a variety of counselling issues, I was captured by this thought – the Word of God really is sufficient. Whether it was listening to Pastor Brad Bigney on “Desperate Parents Make the Best Parents” or listening to Dr. Garrett Higbee walk us through a case study on Bill and Susan’s marriage problem’s resulting from Bill’s viewing pornography, the emphasis on scripture was refreshing…and also convicting.

Too often, in our attempt to help people we rely on our own innate abilities or our own intuition. What is really required to help people however, is a Saviour and the Scriptures. According to Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” This verse teaches us that no matter our sin, the Bible tells us how we got enslaved to it. It discerns and exposes the heart. The control center of our being is exposed in the pages of scripture. So we open it and direct those seeking help to its eternal truth.

This was modelled for me today in the session on “Psalm 73 – Illustrating the Heart” This hour long exposition of psalm 73 and hoe it relates to us was immensely helpful and convicting. Whatever happens the rest of the time I’m here, I know that I will return home with renewed zeal for using the Word of God to help people change…

Looking forward to tomorrow, while being thankful for today…

Pastor Herb

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