1 Samuel 14:24 & 29-30, “And the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had placed the people under oath, saying, “Cursed is the man who eats any food until evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies.” So, none of the people tasted food” …. “But Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. Look now, how my countenance has brightened because I tasted a little of this honey. How much better if the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For now, would there not have been a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?”
We all have made rush decisions from time to and sometimes those decisions ended up being good decisions but for the most part those decisions are not always the best. King Saul here made a rush decision that prevented his army from enjoying God’s blessings and victory. Decision making in general is based on knowledge. Good decisions are made when we are knowledgeable about a situation and bad decisions are made when we are not knowledgeable.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Saul ended up winning the battle because he had God on his side. This verse in Romans reminds us of that. God got our back. That is the best safety net we could ask for. This does not mean we can just go and make foolish decisions all the time. The scripture says God will turn your situation around because we love Him, and we are pursuing His purpose for our lives. Those are the stipulations.
Joshua 1:8, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
This verse above is the recipe for good decision making. Immersing ourselves in God’s word and presence will always lead us to make good decisions. The reason for this is because we will be letting God’s word influence our thinking. This will result in us making sound biblical decisions.