Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sept. 22, 2005

Last night was pizza night for my family. We don't get it too often, because it's really not cheap, unless you don't mind bad pizza. Being the pizza conisuer myself, I like a pricey pie. But pizza night left me with a decision to make: order out from Hungry Howie's, or go the local Meijer store and get one of their 18 inch monsters that you take home and bake yourself. At only $9 for the do-it -yourself pizza, and a few more for toppings, it costs a little less than ordering out for a family of five. It was a good pizza.

If only our decisions in life were that easy. But many decisions have long-term ramifications. Can I afford that car for the next five years? Do I really need a house that big? And the list goes on.

Sometimes, however, good people make bad decisions. Such as the decision King Jehoshaphat made to allow his son to marry the Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel. Not only was this union possibly the reason Jehoshaphat had to go to Israel's aid 2 times, and almost losing his life once, but eventually, Athaliah would rule the land, and attempt to kill off her own grandchildren who could claim the throne (2 Kings 11). It's a good thing that someone made the good decision to hide one of the dead king's sons, Joash, from his wicked grandmother.

When it comes to major life decisions, be wise. Pray about it. Remember, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths".

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