by Kerry Shook

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Divine Decision Making (1 of 5)
Series: Momentum - Making Critical Decisions in a High-Speed Culture
Kerry Shook
Proverbs 1:1-7

The Basis for Most Bad Decisions

Following your feelings
Letting circumstances decide
Looking to popular opinion

Wisdom: The God given ability to make decisions from a Divine and eternal perspective.

''The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young- let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance- for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.'' Proverbs 1:1-7 (NIV)

''... for understanding words of insight....'' (Vs. 2b)

''... let the discerning get guidance....'' Vs. 5b)

''... for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life....'' (Vs. 3a)

''The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom....'' Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)

Fear of the Lord: Awe and reverence for Christ alone

''Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.'' Psalm 49:16-17 (NIV)
The Wisest Decision: Place my trust in Christ to save me

''If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in
your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. ... For 'Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.'''
Romans 10:9-10; 13 (NLT)

The Way of Wisdom: Give God my first and best by giving God the ...

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