How Your Choices Define You! Part Three
“Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.” Proverbs 10:13
The paths you choose to take also define you. Your choices about your education, career, and life goals all contribute to who you are. The choices you make count as crucial features about you; therefore, the next time you are faced with a choice, take a moment to think about what it says about you, then make the choice that is best for you. It is important to be mindful of every choice we make because the future is at stake.
I remember a story about King David who chose to commit adultery in 2 Samuel. David, who remains in the palace while his troops are deployed in the war, spies a woman bathing from his rooftop after a late afternoon siesta. The woman is Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite. David sends for her and sleeps with her, knowing that she is married. Later, to cover everything up (in a short story), David has Uriah killed so that he can marry Bathsheba.
2 Samuel 24:11 says, “When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David’s seer.”
The story of David and Bathsheba is often used as an example of the consequences of making bad choices. David could have walked away when he saw Bathsheba bathing, but he chose to pursue her instead. This choice led to tragedy for everyone involved. The Bible tells us that King David sinned against God by committing adultery with Bathsheba and murdering her husband, Uriah. As a result, God sent Nathan, the prophet, to confront David with his sin.
Making the wrong decision can have disastrous consequences. Just ask King David. David’s affair with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers, Uriah, led to adultery, murder, and even the possibility of God’s wrath. All because David chose to value his desires over what was best for him and his country. Brethren, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially when we’re feeling lonely or neglected. But it’s important to be mindful of the choices we make and the risks we take. The consequences of our choices can affect not only ourselves but also our loved ones. I pray that your choice in life will not breed you into a state of depression in Jesus’ name. Amen. Proverbs 6:32 says, “He who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroy himself.”
1. Proverbs 3:6 – Oh Lord, I acknowledge your way, and your word, therefore, straightens my paths and leads me in the right direction
2. Holy Spirit guides me in choice-making Jesus’ name. Amen.