Wisdom: Making the Right Choices
Life is filled with never-ending choices. And we can make the right choices by applying wisdom to each decision. Wisdom is more than the possession of knowledge; rather, it’s the application of that knowledge to make good choices (James 1:5-8). But sometimes the enemy disguises foolishness as wisdom (Proverbs 9:1-18). We see everyone else doing it, we see it plastered all over social media and on the news — but how do we know what is God and what is not? There are three ways to grow in godly wisdom when making choices: know Him through His Word, get involved in community and seek godly counsel (Hebrews 13:17). It’s easy to think our decisions are all about us, but we have to believe that we were created for God and not God for us; that God designed the world to bring Himself glory, not us (Psalm 23:1-3). God is the center of it all, so when we are faced with decisions, they’re not about us (Proverbs 8; James 3:13-18).
1) What is a decision I’m currently facing? How can I determine if I’m making the right choice?
2) How do my decisions change when I put God in the center?
3) What kind of life am I living? Do I consider the things of those around me?