Decision-making can be a daunting task for anyone, but Christians have the unique advantage of making decisions that are informed by Godâ€™s Word. To do so, there are at least three factors to consider.
First, you must obey the moral will of God as it is revealed in Scripture. If Scripture prohibits the action in question, your decision is easy: donâ€™t do it.
Likewise, if one of the options in your choice causes you to neglect something God specifically commands you to do, you are required to make the choice that will allow you to fulfill your biblical obligation. For example, if God requires you to be an active part of a local church â€” Hebrews 10:25 indicates that He does â€” any decision that prohibits you from that is against Godâ€™s revealed will. In order to uphold Godâ€™s moral will in your decision making, ask yourself, â€œWhat does Godâ€™s Word say about it?â€ If it says anything, obey that (1 John 5:3). If it says nothing, you have freedom and do not need to fear missing Godâ€™s will or sinning against Him (Romans 14:2-6, 22).
Second, good decision-making requires that you exercise biblical wisdom. Such wisdom comes from a diligent study of Godâ€™s Word, coupled with Godâ€™s generous provision…
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