Today’s Reading | Romans 14:1-12
Making Good Choices
When you are faced with an important decision, how do you decide what to do? If you currently find yourself in a situation which requires a decision, you will find great encouragement from today’s reading. Paul tells us that when we need to make choices in our lives, we need to keep two important thoughts in mind. First, our motives need to be pure and our lives, lived unto the Lord. Our desire ought to be to please Him and bring glory to His name, not what appears to be the most comfortable or easiest for us. Even in areas that are seemingly unimportant, like eating. Second, we must keep in mind that we will all appear before the judgment seat to give an account for the choices we have made. It is not others who evaluate the choices we make, it is God Himself who will evaluate each of our choices. With these two thoughts in mind, how do the choices you have made recently measure up? Have you thought about what other people are doing and what they might think of your decisions as opposed to what God thinks? Remember, do everything as unto the Lord, and never forget it is before Him you will stand to give an account. Pleasing Him is all that matters.
What are some choices you currently have to make?
How can you make sure you are motivated by pleasing God?
How can you make sure to remember you will give an account for your decision?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?