Saturday, July 16, 2022

Making WISE choices

 


Joel 3:14

King James Version

14 Multitudes, 

multitudes in the valley of decision: 

for the day of the Lord is near 

in the valley of decision.


How to make wise choices?

As born again, SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE have simplified making choices for me.


GOD or strange gods.

Joshua 24:20

King James Version

20 If ye forsake the Lord, 

and serve strange gods, 

then he will turn and do you hurt, 

and consume you, 

after that he hath done you good.


GOD or man.

Colossians 3:23

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;


GOD or mammon.

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, 

and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, 

and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


JESUS or the devil.

1 John 3:8

King James Version

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; 

for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 

that he might destroy the works of the devil.


SPIRIT or flesh.

Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


Death or ETERNAL LIFE.

Romans 6:23

King James Version

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Hot or cold.

Revelation 3:15-16

King James Version

15 I know thy works, 

that thou art neither cold nor hot: 

I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, 

and neither cold nor hot, 

I will spue thee out of my mouth.


STRAIT gate or wide gate.

Matthew 7:13-14

King James Version

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: 

for wide is the gate, 

and broad is the way, 

that leadeth to destruction, 

and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, 

and narrow is the way,

 which leadeth unto life, 

and few there be that find it.


LIFE and GOOD or death and evil.

Deuteronomy 30:15-19

King James Version

15 See, 

I have set before thee this day life and good, 

and death and evil;

16 In that I command thee this day 

to love the Lord thy God, 

to walk in his ways, 

and to keep his commandments 

and his statutes and his judgments, 

that thou mayest live and multiply: 

and the Lord thy God shall bless thee 

in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

17 But if thine heart turn away, 

so that thou wilt not hear, 

but shalt be drawn away, 

and worship other gods, 

and serve them;

18 I denounce unto you this day, 

that ye shall surely perish, 

and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, 

whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, 

that I have set before you life and death, 

blessing and cursing: 

therefore choose life, 

that both thou and thy seed may live:


GRACE, through FAITH, or works.

Ephesians 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.


MORE verses on helping us choose wisely.

Choosing WISELY means, we CHOOSE GOD.

Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


Proverbs 14:12

King James Version

12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, 

but the end thereof are the ways of death.


Isaiah 30:21

King James Version

21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, 

saying, 

This is the way, 

walk ye in it, 

when ye turn to the right hand, 

and when ye turn to the left.


Isaiah 64:8

King James Version

8 But now, 

O Lord, 

thou art our father; 

we are the clay, 

and thou our potter; 

and we all are the work of thy hand.


Romans 6:23

King James Version

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


1 Corinthians 10:13

King James Version

13 There hath no temptation taken you 

but such as is common to man: 

but God is faithful, 

who will not suffer you to be tempted 

above that ye are able; 

but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, 

that ye may be able to bear it.


2 Corinthians 5:17

King James Version

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, 

he is a new creature: 

old things are passed away; 

behold, 

all things are become new.


Galatians 6:7-8

King James Version

7 Be not deceived; 

God is not mocked: 

for whatsoever a man soweth, 

that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh 

shall of the flesh reap corruption; 

but he that soweth to the Spirit 

shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.


Hebrews 11:24-25

King James Version

24 By faith Moses, 

when he was come to years, 

refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction 

with the people of God, 

than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;


In conclusion:

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

King James Version

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: 

Fear God, and keep his commandments: 

for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, 

with every secret thing, 

whether it be good, 

or whether it be evil.


Philippians 4:8

King James Version

8 Finally, brethren, 

whatsoever things are true, 

whatsoever things are honest, 

whatsoever things are just, 

whatsoever things are pure, 

whatsoever things are lovely, 

whatsoever things are of good report; 

if there be any virtue, 

and if there be any praise, 

think on these things.


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