H. W. Andrews once said, “While an open mind is priceless, it is priceless only when its owner has the courage to make a final decision which closes the mind for action after the process of viewing all sides of the question has been completed. Failure to make a decision after due consideration of all the facts will quickly brand a man as unfit for a position of responsibility.”
In Hebrews 11:23-28, Moses refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Instead, he chose to be mistreated along with the people of God, choosing not to enjoy the pleasure of sin. Enduring the life of one pursuing God rather than the treasures of Egypt was a difficult decision, but Moses wanted a reward! In Luke 4:1-13. Jesus took a stand in the wilderness when being tempted by Satan. The Bible tells us that Christ was tempted in every way as we are (Hebrews 4:15). Christ chose to do God’s will over all the temptations that Satan offered (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38; 8:29; 14:31). God warns us of making poor decisions (James 1:13-18). The resulting sin of bad decisions will condemn us, but by God’s grace, the Bible tells us everything that we need to do to be faithful Christians (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
It may be true that there are two sides to every question, but it is also true that there are two sides to a sheet of flypaper, and it makes a big difference to the fly which side he chooses. What decisions have been the most important in your life? How many decisions have you made that you regret? If you would like to start making decisions because of your future reward, please contact us for a free Bible study.