On this second Sunday of Eastertide, the disciples have gathered together behind a locked door.
The resurrected Jesus shows his wounds to the terrified disciples in that room on that day, says “Peace be with you…
Ruth 1:1-5 …
Bad Decisions will determine if I follow Jesus?
- You distance yourself from the blessings and promises of God (vs. 1-2)
- You incur tragic consequences (vs. 3, 5a)
Proverbs 13:15, "The way of the transgressor is hard."
- You cause others to endure consequences also (vs. 4, 5b)
So how can we make decisions that are most glorifying to God and resulting in His richest blessing of our lives?
• Examine and follow God’s Word. (don’t turn and twist it to justify your actions/agenda)
• Recognize God in establishing priorities.
• Seek wise counsel and advice. (from mature godly men and women)
• Evaluate the choices you make with prayer.
• Wait on the Lord to reveal His will.
• Decision-Making should be made with confidence and by faith.
The key to decision-making is knowing the heart of God and His will for you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct your paths."
Then Thomas gives this response to Jesus; His response to the resurrection is: “My Lord and my God.”
His Decision is as Ours is: I will Follow You, Jesus!