Sovereign Counsellor in Creation

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. – Proverbs 8:22,23

We are told in the passage we have read that the Lord Jesus Christ, who represents Himself as Wisdom, was with God before the world was created, and we have every reason to believe that we are to understand this as meaning, that He was not only with God in company, but with God in co-operation. Besides, we have other Scriptures to prove that “all things were made by Him and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” And to quote yet another passage that clinches this truth. God said, “Let Us make man; so that a part of the consultation was with reference to the making of worlds, and the creatures that should inhabit them. I believe that in the sovereign council of eternity, the mountains were weighed in scales, and the hills in balances; then was it fixed in sovereign council how far the sea should go, and where should be its bounds-when the sun should arise and come forth, like a giant from the chambers of his darkness, and when he should return again to his couch of rest. Then did God decree the moment when he should say, “Let there be light,” and the moment when the sun should be turned into darkness, and the moon into a clot of blood. Then did He ordain the form and size of every angel, and the destinies of every creature; then did He sketch in His infinite thought, the eagle as he soared to heaven and the worm as he burrowed into the earth. Then the little as well as the great, the minute as well as the immense, came under the sovereign decree of God. Christ was a Counsellor in the matter of creation; with none else took He counsel; none else instructed Him. Christ was the Counsellor for all the wondrous works of God. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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