Everyone needs counsel consistently. We all need to find valid guidance and direction through the opportunities and challenges of life. The Lord is to be our constant resource for such counsel. (Isaiah 28:29)"This also comes from the LORD of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance". The counsel of the Lord is wonderful; it is excellent! In fact, when Messiah would come (Jesus, the Christ), one of His descriptive title names would be "Wonderful Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6).
This wonderful counsel of God comes to us through the word of God. (Psalm119:24) "Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors". Consequently, those who turn elsewhere for counsel are rebelling (at least, inadvertently) against the Lord. "'Woe to the rebellious children,' says the LORD, 'Who take counsel, but not of Me.'" Our God of grace wants to counsel us down His path. He wants to teach us to live by His wisdom and His provision. When we are formulating our plans, He wants us to allow His Spirit to direct us through His word. The only other option is to lean on the counsel of the world: "who devise plans, but not of My Spirit... who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice."
God strongly warned His children of the vanity of seeking the worldly wisdom of Egypt. (Isaiah 47:13) "You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from these things that shall come upon you".
The church world today frequently turns to the contemporary speculations of man. The wisdom of man is a vain help.
We would do well to consider Isaiah's clear warning. (Isaiah 31:1) "Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help...who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!".