We’re taking a little break from the Love and Marriage Series, normally found here on Wednesdays in order to feature a series of guest posts by my very own daughter, Kelsey! This is Part 2 of Making Wise Choices!
(If you weren’t here last week, please go over and read “Making Wise Choices, Part 1.”)
- Joshua 1:8-9
8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Deuteronomy 17:18-20
18And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
19And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
20That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
- Psalm 1:1-3
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
- Romans 12:12
12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
…“continuing instant” means staying close to; tarrying with.
- Romans 8:26
- James 1:2-5
- Exodus 20:12
- Ephesians 6:1-3
- Colossians 3:20
- Jeremiah 17:9
9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
- Proverbs 23:19
19Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
- Proverbs 28:26
- Deuteronomy 11:16
16Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; (other “gods” can be anything we haven’t given completely to the Lord)
- Psalm 51:10
Really think about eternity and how long it is, to give yourself a perspective of how incredibly short our time on earth is. There are so many people dying every day without Christ, so many people hurting or discouraged.
- Psalm 90:12
12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
A lot of people in this world think being rich, famous and beautiful is the ultimate goal of life. They might not even realize it themselves, but you can see it in their actions. People are obsessed with making money, looking good, and doing something that will make them famous.
- Matthew 6:19-21
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
- Matthew 12:34-36
- Luke 12:15-21(the parable of the greedy farmer)
- Hebrews 11:24-26 Moses knew his Heavenly reward would be far greater than all the glory of Egypt, which was definitely considerable.
- James 5:1-3
1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.
3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
- 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
- Psalm 37:4—this verse doesn’t mean that God will give you everything you want, it means that when you are truly delighting yourself in Him, your desires will line up with His will because you will want whatever He has planned for you, knowing that His plans are the best and He loves you. Verse 5 ties in, too.
4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
- Judges 6:36-40 “Put a fleece out.” I think the key to this, the most important part, is that you don’t try to manipulate God or have an agenda of your own. Really trust the Lord.
“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” –Jim Elliot
- Joshua 24:14-15: “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.