8412 decisions

8412 decisions

The end result of a process of reflection upon possible courses of action, informed and sustained by a concern to please God.

Factors that should affect believers’decision-making

Desire to know God’s will Ps 25:4-5 See also Ps 143:8; Hos 4:6 Ignoring God’s will leads to destruction; Jn 10:27; Jn 14:15-17

Confidence in God’s readiness to reveal his will Ps 25:8-9 See also Ps 16:7; Ps 25:12-14; Ps 48:14; Ps 73:23-24; Pr 3:5-6; Isa 30:19-21; Jer 9:23-24

Belief in God’s overall plan for his people Ro 8:28-30 See also Eph 1:3-14; Php 2:12-13; Heb 11:39-40

God’s promise to guide believers in their decisions Isa 58:11 See also Ps 32:8-9; Isa 42:16; Isa 48:17; Jn 14:26; Jn 16:13

Knowledge of scriptural principles Mk 12:29-31 pp Mt 22:35-40 See also Dt 6:4-5; Lev 19:18; Ex 20:1-17 pp Dt 5:6-21; Mt 7:12 pp Lk 6:31; Ro 13:9-10; Gal 5:14; Jas 2:8

A willingness to trust God Heb 11:17-19 See also Ge 15:4-6; 2Ch 20:20; Ps 25:1-2; Ps 31:5; Ps 143:8; Isa 12:2; Lk 1:45; Ro 4:3,20-24; Gal 2:16,20; Heb 11:1-39

See also

1115God, purpose of
1175God, will of
2330Christ as shepherd
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
5884indecision
5917plans
6622choice
8020faith
8031trust, importance
8124guidance
8408decision-making

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