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A Great Question

  1. 2. <ul><li>… .you have ever made a foolish decision? </li></ul><ul><li>… .you have ever witnessed someone else make a foolish decision? </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>being “smart” </li></ul><ul><li>spelling correctly </li></ul><ul><li>degrees </li></ul><ul><li>showing intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>giving good advice </li></ul><ul><li>having lots of money </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Matthew 23:23 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The WISE were lucky because they didn’t need God as much. </li></ul><ul><li>The UNWISE were unlucky because they needed God more. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>&quot;ability to judge correctly and to follow </li></ul><ul><li>the best course of action, based on </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge and understanding&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Proverbs 28:26 </li></ul><ul><li>He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But </li></ul><ul><li>he who walks wisely will be delivered. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Psalms 111:10 </li></ul><ul><li>The fear of the LORD is the beginning of </li></ul><ul><li>wisdom; A good understanding have all those </li></ul><ul><li>who do His commandments; His praise </li></ul><ul><li>endures forever. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>I Corinthians 3:18 </li></ul><ul><li>Let no man deceive himself. If any man among </li></ul><ul><li>you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must </li></ul><ul><li>become foolish, so that he may become wise. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Job 28 </li></ul><ul><li>God understands its way, And He knows its </li></ul><ul><li>place. (vs 23) </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>… comes from God, </li></ul><ul><li>yet we look for it in other places. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Is it WRONG? </li></ul><ul><li>(Worthy question….if it’s wrong, </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t do it) </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>What do I WANT? </li></ul><ul><li>(Look inside yourself and find out what YOU want. What makes you happy?) </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Would it be ok if_____________? </li></ul><ul><li>(Are their any unmanageable or negative consequences associated with it? </li></ul><ul><li>If not illegal, immoral, unethical…IT’S OK!) </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Is there a “THOU SHALL NOT”_________? </li></ul><ul><li>(There must be an implied, </li></ul><ul><li>“ WELL, I MIGHT AS WELL….”) </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Should I murder my ex? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I burn my neighbor’s dog? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I speed & spin out in front of this cop? </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Should I cut college classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I work late again? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I spend all night playing video games? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I really be alone with that boy/girl? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I let my kids go to that party? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I eat that fatty burger with extra bacon, cheese, and mayo? </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>* has POWER to change the path </li></ul><ul><li>of your entire life! </li></ul><ul><li>* has POWER to change your perspective on the decisions you make </li></ul><ul><li>* has POWER to help you discover God’s will for your life </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>What is the wise thing to do? </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Ecclesiastes 7:12 & 19 </li></ul><ul><li>For wisdom is protection just as money is </li></ul><ul><li>protection, But the advantage of knowledge is </li></ul><ul><li>that wisdom preserves the lives of its </li></ul><ul><li>possessors. </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful </li></ul><ul><li>than ten rulers in a city. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Should I cut college classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I work late again? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I spend all night playing video games? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I really be alone with that boy/girl? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I let my kids go to that party? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I eat that fatty burger with extra bacon, cheese, and mayo? </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Ephesians 5:15-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Be very careful, then, how you live—not as </li></ul><ul><li>unwise but as wise, making the most of </li></ul><ul><li>every opportunity, because the days are evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore do not be foolish, but understand </li></ul><ul><li>what the Lord’s will is. </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>BE CAREFUL—how you live </li></ul><ul><li>LIVE AS THE WISE—not the unwise </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE THE MOST—of every opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>DAYS ARE TOUGH—with temptation </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T BE FOOLISH—but wise </li></ul><ul><li>UNDERSTAND—the Lord’s will </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>MAKE THE MOST—of every opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>For God </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>What mistakes could you have avoided? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I have dated her? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I have married him? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I have responded that way in anger? </li></ul><ul><li>Should have sped up and cut that person off ? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I have…. </li></ul><ul><li>Should I have…. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Matt 7:24-27
  26. 27. <ul><li>It completely changes a moment of opportunity and redefines your path and pushes you into the will of God. </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Proverbs 4:7 </li></ul><ul><li>The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; </li></ul><ul><li>And with all your acquiring, get </li></ul><ul><li>understanding. </li></ul>

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