The Terrene Gazette's deadlines are looming! Lucille has no time to finish. What choices does she have to make to get things done?Before You Listen
Theme: Making wise choices.
1. Proverbs 19:20 says, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” What do you think this verse means? Describe a time that you were glad you followed someone else’s advice. Describe what happened because of it.
2.In Joshua 5:13-6:27, Joshua had just been named the commander of the Israelite army. His job was to lead this army and conquer each city in a brand new land, and the first city on his map is Jericho. Jericho has a thick wall all around it. There's no way to get into Jericho, but somehow he had to make a plan. How was he going to do it? Where does Joshua get advice from? An angel instructs Joshua to follow God’s commands for the attack on Jericho. Joshua receives God’s help to do a very difficult task. As you listen to this episode, think about the times that you've had trouble with knowing the best thing to do.
“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise”
A: She didn't do her homework and got a bad grade on a test.
In this episode, Lucille had to make a difficult decision. She asked someone for advice. What will you do the next time you have to make a difficult decision? Here are three ways that you can look to God in order to make a good decision:
So what should you do when you have a decision to make and you don't know what to do? Do what Joshua did—look for God’s answer in Him and in the people around you.
Want to dig deeper and learn more decision-making? Check out Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:7 and James 4:7.
Identify a difficult decision that you are struggling with and design a 'plan of action' for making those tough decisions. Maybe some difficult decisions are what sport to play, or what project to tackle next, or how to confront a friend. Make sure your plan includes these three things: the Bible, prayer and the advice people you trust. Make a list of who you are going to consult when you face a difficult decision.