Monday, September 11, 2006

Decision Making

Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant. Psalm 25:14

When have you needed direction in some area of your life? What major decision have you had to make? Thankfully, God has promised to give you wisdom. Wisdom brings knowledge (discernment in choices of right and wrong; guidance). True wisdom is God’s perspective on things.

In the New Testament, James describes the wisdom from above being pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering and without hypocrisy (James 3:17). God wants you to be like Christ. All the treasures of wisdom are found in Christ (Colossians 2:3). God wants you to be a wise woman. Many women in the Bible relied on the wisdom from God. Esther needed wisdom to know how to approach the king without offending him. Deborah needed wisdom to lead a nation. Ruth needed wisdom to know how to relate to Boaz. Your behavior reflects either the wisdom of the world or the wisdom of God. Think about your life. What choices are you making? Wisdom from God is a gift, and he gives it freely to those who ask. Stand firm in the promise that He will make you wise. When God gives you wisdom, apply it to you life.

In what situations do you need wisdom? “Should you be dating this particular guy? Would it be okay to cheat on a test just this one time? Should I say that? Should I go on that particular mission’s trip? What college should I attend?” Seek, search and apply wisdom from God. He promises to direct your path.


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