1. Application

Seek Counsel from the LORD When Making Decisions

Joshua 9:1–27 (ESV)

1 As soon as all the kings who were beyond the Jordan in the hill country and in the lowland all along the coast of the Great Sea toward Lebanon, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, heard of this,

Today, there are lots of different ways in which we make decisions. We listen to our hearts, we ask for advice from our friends and family, we rely on tradition and the practices that we have inherited from others. We watch television or read the newspapers to find out what various people are doing.

As helpful as all those avenues of wisdom are, they must never stop us from asking counsel of the Lord. In our everyday decisions, if we are going to be obedient to God and kept from the devils lies, we need to ask God for help.