Allow God to give you direction when making choices


We’ve been thinking about how to make ethical and moral choices.

Scripture tells us that God cares about the decisions we make, and he is willing to guide us if we will give him the opportunity to do so.

When you need wisdom, he has promised to provide. It is always a good idea to carefully apply the principles of God’s Word in the process of making ethical decisions.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105) When we try to follow the dim light of our own instincts and wisdom, we always get in trouble. But when you stay on the path that God has illuminated through his Word, you will never regret it.

God has a way of shining truth on our path and helping us go in the right direction if we are open. He has promised to give us specific direction. His promise in Psalm 32: 8 says it like this: “I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.”

Sometimes, God guides us very specifically through his Word. Sometimes, the Bible provides principles that will point us in the right direction when making decisions. Either way, Scripture is a great guide that we should all consider.

Another way to make the right ethical choice is by seeking the support of godly people. We need godly and discerning people to help us wrestle through the issues that come our way. God created us to live in community.

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” When you surround yourself with people who are also heading in God’s direction, they can provide input, advice, encouragement, love and accountability.

We all need people in our lives who won’t just tell us what we want to hear. We need people who will tell us what we need to hear. Do you have anybody like that in your life? Do you have any spiritually mature and godly people you can interact with on a regular basis?

Is there someone you can talk to about the temptations of the workplace, the ethical shortcuts that you are tempted to pursue and the current issues of morality you may be wrestling with?

Don’t wait until a crisis to find someone like this. Be proactive and build that kind of a network so it will be there for you when you need it.

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