Main Idea
Just because something seems like a God-thing doesn’t mean it is a God-thing! God wants us to learn to make decisions by the principles of His Word rather than be ruled by our circumstances.

Starter
Share a time that you made a big purchase. What emotions were involved with that decision?

Discuss
Share a time that everything in your circumstances seemed to point in a certain direction. Did that end up being the right decision?

What does the Bible say?
1 Samuel 24:1-7

David’s men knew God had promised David would be the next King, but they allowed their circumstances to influence how and when they thought that should happen. Why do you think circumstances have so much influence on our decisions?

David was able to see past coincidence and his friend’s opinions because he was grounded in God’s Word. What is one area of your life that you could use God’s wisdom this week?

Apply the message
When it comes to understanding God’s laws, principles and wisdom the Bible is our clearest and most reliable place to start.

If you already have a plan to read or listen to God’s word this week, share what that practically looks like and how this routine adds value to your life.

If you don’t already have a plan to read or listen to scripture this week, make one for the next seven days and do it!

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