How To Make Right Decisions,
by Chris Russell, Bible Study Tools
Does God Already Have A Clear Teaching About This?
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
What Do My Top Spiritual Advisers Tell Me About This?
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
What Do Authority Figures In My Life Have To Say About This?
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every gooddeed,
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience'sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who willgive an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
How Will This Affect Me Spiritually?
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
1 Corinthians 10:23
How Will This Affect My Family? Will It Draw Us Closer To God Or Further From God?
But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Corinthians 8:9
Is This Going To Bring More Peace Or Less Peace To My Life?
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
1 Thessalonians 4:11