Knowledge is great and wisdom is essential! Fallen though we are we are called upon on a regular basis to make decisions! Some are relatively simple and not of long-lasting impact. What to order for lunch? Brown or black shoes today? Toll road or freeway? Other decisions relating to our work, family or future are often tougher and with greater impact. We try to be wise, thoughtful and careful. We would like to be as wise as Solomon, “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.” 1 Ki 4:29
Today your Indiana District Board of Directors is having its September meeting. Their agenda often calls for them to make decisions – careful, prayerful decisions! The Board of Directors is elected at the District Convention to think about things, investigate things, discuss and debate issues as they arise in the district and make decisions. You may have such a responsibility in your congregation or community.
Often these decisions are not so easy and you know that you can and will be “second guessed.” Martin Luther observed, “Councils can err” and that is true of course. Infallibility belongs to God alone. Yet, in order to do things decently and in order we are called upon to make wise decisions. For us, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” Psa 111:10 If you are a “decider” in your home, work or church, pray for wisdom and pray for others to whom the responsibility of being a “decider” belong!