One thing is sure – for all of us. We will have to make choices in life. The other certainty is that our choices will have circumstances. Some incredibly brilliant, others quite tragic. Therefore the way we make our choices is crucial. In Genesis 13 we find a terrible lesson:
’10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.’
Lot is in a privileged situation in being offered the chance to pick first. It just proves that starting in ‘pole position’ is not always an advantage. He made a decision that humanly speaking seemed right – he chose the right business environment. He used his sight to evaluate the prospects and made a decision. History proved it was the wrong choice.
His mistake was to simply rely on his own wisdom. And it failed him and it wrecked his family. He simply left God out of the decision…
- How do you chose?
- Is God part of you decision making?
- Who/what sets the tone in your life?
- What/who could deceive you?
May this year bring God’s wisdom in your decision making!