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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Good Decisions Will Always Agree with God’s Word

In review of Psalm 119:105 it says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Bottom Line:
Your word lights the path ahead of me that keeps me from stumbling.

What this means to me:
Your word is like a flashlight that lights the path ahead of me. It will keep me from stumbling.

When I need to make a decision, I should be asking myself, “Is my decision in harmony with God’s Word?”

I need to decide what will be my ultimate authority for life. This choice can be narrowed down to: God’s Word or the world. Will I base my decisions on what God says or what others or the world says?

The world or “popular” opinion, will always be out of date, because it changes every day. What was “in” yesterday will not be “in” today and what’s “in” today will not be “in” tomorrow. If you base your life on popular culture, political correctness, or opinion polls, you do not have principles to live by. I’d be living on a shifting foundation!

If I base my life on God’s Word, the truth never changes. Truth is always true. So if God says something was wrong 10,000 years ago, it was also wrong 500 years ago, it’s wrong today, and it will be wrong 1,000 years from today. It doesn’t really matter what opinion polls or political correctness or the media says. If God says it’s wrong, it’s wrong. It always has been, and it always will be. If God says it’s right, it will always be right. That is a solid foundation!

What I’m learning is that God set up the universe with certain laws; physical, moral, and spiritual. God built the universe around these laws not because he’s capricious but because they’re all for my benefit. When I cooperate with the principles in this universe, I’ll succeed. If I reject, rebel, disobey, and ignore God’s principles, I’ll end up being the one who gets hurt. I cannot just thumb my nose at God and get away with it. There’s inevitably a reckoning. Any time I violate God’s principles, I’m asking for trouble.  

With all this in mind, you can be confident in your decision. If God says it’s OK, then I do it. If God says “no,” then I don’t.

For “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105 NIV).

In summary, God’s word is like a flashlight that lights and illuminates the path ahead of me. This light will keep me from stumbling or taking the wrong path. God this morning I thank you for reminding me that you have already provided me with the greatest source of illumination on direction and steps I should take. I don’t think I spend enough time looking for direction on decisions I’m facing from the word. I spend time each day in the word, on various verses, but I do not always seek out direction on specific decisions. Today I will consider how I might use the Bible to help me with a large decision my wife and I are considering, the purchase of a home in new town we have moved to several months ago.