Whether it’s what to have for breakfast, what blouse to wear, or who to marry, life is full of moments when we have to decide. Some decisions, you’ll agree, are more difficult than others. For example, when it comes to breakfast, if all you have in your refrigerator is a loaf of bread, then that’s all you can have – a slice of dry toast and a cup of coffee, but if you are like most women, you may go through a rainbow of choices before selecting a blouse. And when it comes to deciding whom to marry, a lot of considerations come into play.
So, how do you make decisions? One suggestion is to list the pros on one side of a sheet of paper and the cons on the other side. Whichever side outweighs the other will determine your decision. It’s not a bad method, and it’s one that I have tried in the past, but as I have grown older, I have found that what I once thought was a pro or a positive point has now changed to a con or a negative.
So now I’ve come to rely on the truth of God’s word to help me make decisions. His word never changes. Listen to what the Bible says in Joshua 1: 8. “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” And again in Psalms 119 it says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (v 105).
You might be thinking that you only need to depend on the Bible for big decisions, like whom you should marry, but God is concerned about everything that concerns us, even the food we eat. Especially the food we eat. In the Old Testament, God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” The first inhabitants of earth were vegans. Later, He went to great pains to lay out His dietary laws for Moses to pass on to the Jewish people. (Leviticus 11) They were allowed to eat meat, but God specified which animals should be eaten.
The choices we make always have consequences. One bad decision can set us back many years, and in some cases, we never recover from those choices. In your Bible study, you will see that God teaches us how to decide on every major issue – work, family, finances, health and others. Isn’t it worth your time to study this great book that remains relevant up to today? I hope you will give it a try.
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