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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • … .you have ever made a foolish decision?
    • … .you have ever witnessed someone else make a foolish decision?
  • 3.
    • being “smart”
    • spelling correctly
    • degrees
    • showing intelligence
    • self-sufficiency
    • giving good advice
    • having lots of money
  • 4.
    • Matthew 23:23
    • Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
  • 5.
    • The WISE were lucky because they didn’t need God as much.
    • The UNWISE were unlucky because they needed God more.
  • 6.
    • "ability to judge correctly and to follow
    • the best course of action, based on
    • knowledge and understanding"
  • 7.
    • Proverbs 28:26
    • He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But
    • he who walks wisely will be delivered.
  • 8.
    • Psalms 111:10
    • The fear of the LORD is the beginning of
    • wisdom; A good understanding have all those
    • who do His commandments; His praise
    • endures forever.
  • 9.
    • I Corinthians 3:18
    • Let no man deceive himself. If any man among
    • you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must
    • become foolish, so that he may become wise.
  • 10.
    • Job 28
    • God understands its way, And He knows its
    • place. (vs 23)
  • 11.
    • … comes from God,
    • yet we look for it in other places.
  • 12.
    • Is it WRONG?
    • (Worthy question….if it’s wrong,
    • I won’t do it)
  • 13.
    • What do I WANT?
    • (Look inside yourself and find out what YOU want. What makes you happy?)
  • 14.
    • Would it be ok if_____________?
    • (Are their any unmanageable or negative consequences associated with it?
    • If not illegal, immoral, unethical…IT’S OK!)
  • 15.
    • Is there a “THOU SHALL NOT”_________?
    • (There must be an implied,
    • “ WELL, I MIGHT AS WELL….”)
  • 16.
    • Should I murder my ex?
    • Should I burn my neighbor’s dog?
    • Should I speed & spin out in front of this cop?
  • 17.
    • Should I cut college classes?
    • Should I work late again?
    • Should I spend all night playing video games?
    • Should I really be alone with that boy/girl?
    • Should I let my kids go to that party?
    • Should I eat that fatty burger with extra bacon, cheese, and mayo?
  • 18.
    • * has POWER to change the path
    • of your entire life!
    • * has POWER to change your perspective on the decisions you make
    • * has POWER to help you discover God’s will for your life
  • 19.
    • What is the wise thing to do?
  • 20.
    • Ecclesiastes 7:12 & 19
    • For wisdom is protection just as money is
    • protection, But the advantage of knowledge is
    • that wisdom preserves the lives of its
    • possessors.
    • Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful
    • than ten rulers in a city.
  • 21.
    • Should I cut college classes?
    • Should I work late again?
    • Should I spend all night playing video games?
    • Should I really be alone with that boy/girl?
    • Should I let my kids go to that party?
    • Should I eat that fatty burger with extra bacon, cheese, and mayo?
  • 22.
    • Ephesians 5:15-17
    • Be very careful, then, how you live—not as
    • unwise but as wise, making the most of
    • every opportunity, because the days are evil.
    • Therefore do not be foolish, but understand
    • what the Lord’s will is.
  • 23.
    • BE CAREFUL—how you live
    • LIVE AS THE WISE—not the unwise
    • MAKE THE MOST—of every opportunity
    • DAYS ARE TOUGH—with temptation
    • DON’T BE FOOLISH—but wise
    • UNDERSTAND—the Lord’s will
  • 24.
    • MAKE THE MOST—of every opportunity
    • For God
  • 25.
    • What mistakes could you have avoided?
    • Should I have dated her?
    • Should I have married him?
    • Should I have responded that way in anger?
    • Should have sped up and cut that person off ?
    • Should I have….
    • Should I have….
  • 26. Matt 7:24-27
  • 27.
    • It completely changes a moment of opportunity and redefines your path and pushes you into the will of God.
  • 28.
    • Proverbs 4:7
    • The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
    • And with all your acquiring, get
    • understanding.
  • 29.