February 7, 2008
Prov 16:1 - We can gather our thoughts, but the LORD gives the right answer.
- I need to hear this. I recoil too much at the the cliché of “I'll pray about it” to the point where I don't pray about things enough.
- Help Lord! I just don't get it. Where does our free will as humans play into this?
- This is so right and illustrates the burden I have as a leader; to operate with wisdom and understanding as I train and correct young leaders.
- Yea, my “crown” is coming in nicely!
- I've heard it said that this scripture could possibly be some evidence that God condones gambling. I don't know if that's true or not. I do think, however, that Christians get way too hung up on specific issues. Gambling, drinking, watching “R” rated movies, whatever your particular issue . . . these seem to be personal choices that ought to be made with many different factors influencing us. To say “I don't gamble because I'm a Christian” is as mindless as “I always vote Republican because I'm a Christian”. God wants our brains engaged in our decisions. Why else would He have given us free will and the ability to think and reason?