I don’t like looking stupid in front of my friends!
Reference: “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5 NIV)
Explore: I’m rather partial to a good board game or two but one game I have never had an appreciation for is Trivial Pursuit. I’ve never had a good retention for common knowledge and I don’t like looking stupid in front of my friends!
The tricky thing about trivial questions is that you are either right or wrong. There is no bluffing your way into an answer, there is no other way to get pieces of pie; you have to answer correctly.
Application: While I recognise this is just a game, it’s quite different to real life. I have discovered that there is not often one right way and one wrong way.
Even when you type an address into a GPS it shows you a number of different options. And is willing to redirect you if you make a wrong turn.
There are rarely clear cut choices and that’s what makes decision making so tricky.
Adam and Eve found that when confronted with the serpent in the Garden. He spoke some elements of truth, and that’s why they disobeyed God.
When it comes to making a significant choice we need to look at a number of options. And if we can’t hear God’s voice then we need to choose our advisors wisely.
Evil rarely presents itself as undesirable, that’s why so many people choose it. And so, we must be wise in the choices we make as the consequences will be ours.
Prayer: Lord, give me Your wisdom when it comes to decision making. May I know Your heart and Your desires before I make up my mind. Amen.
How do you go about making a big decision?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.