Prov 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Prov 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out. [Prov 18:4.] AMP
After we have bound the wisdom of God on us and have written it in our hearts, it resides there for future use. It becomes like a deposit into our savings account that earns interest and can be withdrawn later. Today’s verse refers to “counsel” that is written on our heart. How did it get in our heart? Perhaps we had a listening ear one time or were studying the Bible and something about the wisdom of that word stuck with us. We repeated it over and over in our mind until it was written in our own heart. But then when we need it, either for our own situation or for one a friend is facing, our understanding of the situation reminds us of that hidden counsel and we can draw it out as one would draw a drink from a well. Are you facing a dilemma or a spiritual crisis? Dig deeply in your heart for the wise counsel you have received from your pastor or counselor. It is still in there if you are willing to draw it out.