Proverbs 13:23 “Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for want of judgment.”

Proverbs 13:23 “The poor might have good land that produces plenty of food, but bad decisions can take it away” (ERV)

…From yesterday…

Let me share some wisdom for good decision making or correct judgment with you.

One: Never neglect the place of experience while trying to make an informed decision. Rehoboam refused to take counsel from men who had literally seen it all. His lack of mentorship cost him dearly. In whatever area of life you want to venture, there are men who have gone ahead of you, those men have failed and succeeded, locate them and listen to them.

Two: Never make a decision for the future in a hurry. In the case of Rehoboam, he yanked off the decisions of those old men before they finished speaking. He didn’t take his time to ruminate over what they said. He discarded their opinion quickly. Don’t be too hasty in making decisions, take your time.

Three: Always consider the outcome of every decision you’re about to make. Great men always think a decision through. They simulate the likely aftereffects of their decisions. Don’t make a decision of which you’re not sure of the likely outcome or one that might have negative consequences. Don’t gamble with your future.

Four: There are two time zones when you should never make a decision. When you’re extremely happy or extremely angry. At those times, most men end up making decisions that destroy their destinies. Rehoboam was just made king, he was extremely happy and he took a decision in that state which cost him a great name in Israel.

Remember king Herod?

Mark 6:21 “And when a convenient day was come that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;”

Mark 6:22 “And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and them that sat with him the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt and I will give it thee.”

To be continued…

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