The Decision of Youth by Jerry Vines

The Decision of Youth
Jerry Vines
Daniel 1:8-21

Life is a series of decisions. Every day of your life you live on the basis of the decisions that you make. You make literally hundreds of decisions every day. You decide what you are going to do that day. You make a decision about how your are going to respond or react to the things that come to you. Life, everyday of our life, is a series of decisions.

What I am tonight is on the basis of the decisions that I made in my past. What I am going to be tomorrow will be determined by the decisions I make today. Life is a series of decisions. Interestingly enough most of the major decisions of your life are made while you are young. Most people decide for the Lord Jesus while they are young. You make the decision for your life's mate, normally, when you are young. Maybe in your early teens or early twenties. You decide who your mate is going to be. You make a decision about your friends. The friends you have may be your friends for life. You decide what your vocation is going to be. You make decisions about where you are going to live. The major decisions of your life you make while you are a young person.

Daniel, you recall, is at time of crisis in his life. He is getting ready to make the greatest decision he will ever make in all of his life. He has been stripped away from his homeland, carried into a strange land hundreds and hundreds of miles away from his home. There he is in the king's palace. He is sitting at the King's table. Before him has been placed the king's meat and the king's wine. And Daniel has to make a decision. In these opening chapters of the book of Daniel, you find a series of test for believers. For instance, in this chapter there is 2 a test of the believer's walk. In chapter two there is a test of the believer's witness.

In chapter three there will be a test of the believer's worship. Every test of life is designed to enable you to make the right decisions in your life. So, he ...


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