Choose Wisely - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

Choose Wisely

It is essential that we fill our minds with biblical wisdom and not just man’s advice. If you want to make wise decisions, you must adhere to the wisdom and insight of Scripture. Wisdom is at the core of living a righteous life and seeing God’s favor unfold.

Don’t be caught in confusion, looking for favor when you have lived unwisely. Choices have consequences. Seeking to become wise and humble, obediently listening to and following godly advice, is the only way to find a centered life with a foundation that will not be shaken.

Choosing love and service by modeling our lives after Christ is choosing to live wisely. We cannot compromise the truths and wisdom of God and expect to have the same consequences as if we had followed Him.

God is very patient and gracious, and He will restore and heal us over time. However, God is not Santa Claus, handing out answers to all requests just because we want something or have made a mess of something. He has made us in His image and given us the Spirit, so we are empowered to choose obedience, seek excellence of character, work hard, and keep our eyes on Him.

We are called to be stewards of the truth and wisdom He has provided. We must embrace responsibility for our lives. Our responsibility is to listen to His voice and follow His ways if we want to grow in order, strength, beauty, and soundness.

His Promises

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

James 3:17

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,

the one who gains understanding.

For wisdom is more profitable than silver,

and her wages are better than gold.

Wisdom is more precious than rubies;

nothing you desire can compare with her.

She offers you long life in her right hand,

and riches and honor in her left.

She will guide you down delightful paths;

all her ways are satisfying.

Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;

happy are those who hold her tightly.

Proverbs 3:13-18

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

Colossians 3:16

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