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.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
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.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
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.
He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.
The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet errs.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives.
Who can say, ”I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”’?
Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is victory.
He who separates himself seeks his own desire. He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who forsakes reproof goes astray.
There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
The naïve believes everything, but the prudent man considers his steps.
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naïve proceed and pay the penalty.
Like a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.
A righteous man who walks in his integrity—how blessed are his sons after him.
A good name is to be more desired than great riches, favor is better than silver and gold.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.