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Advice for Decision Makers


Advice for Decision Makers

Michael Davis shares sage advice for decision makers to help them make wise decisions.

Every day, each of us is faced with numerous choices. What should we do when the Bible doesn’t seem to speak directly to the situations we face and the decisions we make? What Does the Bible say about Making Decisions?

The following 10 principles informed by scripture will help you to make decisions that glorify God and honor others.

1. What Biblical Principles Should Inform My Decision?

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Questions to Ask

What does the Bible have to say about this decision?

Who can help me better understand what God’s Word says about this decision?

Make sure you are not the only one who holds to your interpretation.

Key points include:

  • Checking facts

  • Time pressures

  • Awareness of motives

Read the full article, 10 Principles For Making Wise Decisions, on LinkedIn.