Bible Study on Decision Making

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We all make decisions every day. 1 Corinthians 10:31 states that whatever we do we must bring glory to God. We should involve God in both the small and big decisions we make in our lives. Abraham made the decision to not quarrel with his nephew, Lot by letting him settle in the land he choose. Lot chose the area of the Jordan Valley which is well watered. Meanwhile, Abraham chose to live in the land of Canaan.

The bible can be a help to us when we are about to make an important decision. Psalm 119:105 states that God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. We must be willing to accept God’s words and do what his commandment say. You must trust God with a confident heart when making a decision by faith. By doing so, you will please God. Hebrews 11:6 states that it is impossible to please God without faith.

We are to put God first in all that we do. Therefore, whatever decision you make, you must make sure that you put God first by making sure it is consistent with God’s commandments in the bible. All the decisions you make should have a goal for bringing glory to God. For example, the career you pursue should not clash against God’s commandments. In this case, you should avoid jobs that work on the weekend, Saturday and Sunday as God’s commandment states that you must rest from all work on the Sabbath.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. To fear the Lord is to abide in his commandments. God is the wisest as he knows all things so we should seek his guidance in all that we do. You can pray to God about your problem and ask for his guidance. God’s guidance can come in many forms such as through a person, circumstances, thoughts that suddenly cross your mind and etc.

You should always read and study God’s words. When you know God’s words, you will be able to easily make decisions that steer you in the direction God wants you to go. We are to present ourselves as a worker approved by God, rightly handling the word of truth. This involves reading the bible and praying to God for all the decision we want to make. You can study the bible with another fellow Christian that is knowledgeable in the bible if you don’t understand what you read. You can seek counsel from a spiritually mature Christian if you don’t know what decision to make.

For every decision you want to make, you should discuss it with God through prayer. Jeremiah 29:11 states that God has a plan that will proper you. God has a plan for everyone.

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV)

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:17 KJV)

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30 KJV)

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17 KJV)

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. (Proverbs 16:33 KJV)

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14 KJV)

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 20:21 KJV)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us (1 John 5:14 KJV)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 KJV)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5 KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV)