Wise Decision Making in God's Plan
Passage: Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 16:3, Acts 27:14–27:44, Ephesians 4:17–4:24
Questions for discussion:
- Looking back in your life, can you see a decision where you were "wise in your own eyes," that did not turn out as you expected, but lead you to a path that changed the course of your life?
- Can you think of a time in your past when something you earnestly desired was actually not in your best interest?
- What is one specific area in your life that you have not "committed your ways to the Lord?"
- Consider: He is a good Father who delights in his children (Zeph 3:17, Matthew 7:11); He "causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,"(Rom 8:28, Prov 16:4), "The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps." (Prov 16:9), and "There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is death." (Prov 16:9); "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” (Prov 21:5)
- Knowing that we are 100% free and responsible for our decisions and that God is 100% sovereign, how does that change your view of life choices that you may be facing?