Two major ways we make decisions:
The important thing about making priority decisions is to be wise.
To choose between good, better or best.
The important thing about moral decisions is it right or wrong.
The wrong choice is SIN.
The power to make moral decisions comes from man’s desire to have integrity and the enabling power of God.
How to NOT make the Wrong decisions:
Jesus gave us three principles of making good decisions:
When he fasted for 40 days and nights in the desert and was tempted by Satan himself.
Satan first tried to temp Jesus with food like he did with Adam and Eve. Turn these stones into bread if you are the Son of God.
Man shall not live on bread alone but of the very truth of God’s word. Mat 4:4
THE FIRST PRICIPLE OF GOOD DECISION MAKING FROM JESUS:
- Live by the Word of God
Satan then told Jesus to jump off the temple and let God save him. Eve quotes bible verse (Test God) Mat 4:7
THE SECOND PRICIPLE OF GOOD DECISION MAKING FROM JESUS:
- DO not test God for your foolish decisions.
Do not cherry pick the Word of God for our own WRONG PRIORITIES AND IMMORAL PURPOSES.
Satan then tried to get Jesus to renounce the Fatherhood of God and serve other gods.
THE THIRD PRICIPLE OF GOOD DECISION MAKING FROM JESUS:
- Jesus called Satan by name: Away from me, Satan for it is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve ONLY him. Matt 4:10
Remember we cannot ALWAYS make the right decisions in our life but when you follow Jesus’s example you will increase the probability of making better decisions.
For a man that lives by the Word of God will make right choices and prosper in all his ways.