13 Strategies to Guide Your Decisions by God’s Word

The following 13 strategies are taken from my recent training webinar, “Worry Stress, and Discovering God’s Word”

1) Strategy 1 – Is there a clear command/instruction in the Bible to do or not to do?

    * Exodus 20:14 – You shall not commit adultery (NASB95)

2) Strategy 2 – Look for indirect commands in the Scriptures

    * 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.

3) Strategy 3 – Look for Principles

    * 2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. (NASB95)

4) Strategy 4 – Look for Examples to follow or avoid

    * Example to avoid: The sin of David regarding Bathsheba and her husband Uriah
    * Example to follow: Prisca and Aquila (Romans 16:3-4)

5) Strategy 5 – Know the difference between Personal Preferences and Biblical Principles

6) Strategy 6 – Review the “One Anothers” (i.e. Galatians 6:2, Ephesians 4:1-6, Colossians 3:9)

7) Strategy 7 – Be Steadfast in Prayer

8) Strategy 8 – Examine your heart, Confession and Repentance of Sin

9) Strategy 9 – Be guided by the two greatest commandments

10) Strategy 10 – Seek Godly Counsel

11) Strategy 11 – Be Practical: Memorize and apply scripture

12) Strategy 12 – Wait on the Lord (Patience and Steadfastness)

13) Strategy 13 – Rightly inform and obey your conscience

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Top 5 Strategic Collections for Searching (Logos Bible Software)

Here are my top 5 favorite collections for improved searching with Logos Bible Software. By searching a collection instead of your whole library, you get fewer search results to read through and better search results.
NOTE: Results may vary depending on the depth and breadth of your digital library

Search your Theological Resources:
Collection Name: 06-Systematic Theology
Collection Rule: (title:”systematic” AND subject:theology) OR title:dogma

Search your Theological Journals:
Collection Name: 06-Theological Journals
Collection Rule: subject:”Theology–Periodicals” OR title:vital OR type:journal -type:commentary -type:magazine

Searching Books with Cross References:
Collection Name: 04-Cross Referencing
Collection Rule: subject:”bible–indexes” OR subject:”Bible–Cross References” -thesaurus -lexicon

Searching for Historical Background:
Collection Name: 05-Historical Background
Collection Rule: subject:”bible–dictionaries” OR type:encyclopedia -subject:language

Search for Applications and Illustrations:
Collection Name: Illustrations/Applications
Collection Rule: subject:illustration OR subject:hymn OR subject:quot* OR subject:anecdote OR type:devotional OR title:application OR subject:application

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