“Our Choices Affect Ourselves” Bible Study


Big Idea: Unhealthy choices lead to unhealthy consequences


Proverbs 2:11 – 19 explains why it is so important to make wise choices. Making wise choices will lead to positive results. It will keep you safe from harm and cause your life to better. Walking in the ways of the Lord will lead to the blessings that are described in Deuteronomy 28. It is so important to make wise choices in order to live a good, healthy life.

Unwise choices are dangerous because of the consequences that may occur. Some of these consequences may be broken relationships, unwanted pregnancy, a night in the drunk tank, a tainted reputation, emotional pain, or financial instability. However, when we make wise choices, our relationships tend to be healthier, our criminal record remains unblemished, we tend to develop a reputation for being a generally good person, and we tend to be better off financially.

God wants us to live the best life that we can possibly live and that is why he has given us his law. He has told us how to obtain a good life and that is by striving to live like Jesus did.


Reading Guide

Day 1: Deuteronomy 28: 1 – 5

Day 2: Deuteronomy 28: 6 – 10

Day 3: Deuteronomy 28: 11 – 14


Questions for Discussion

  • Why is it important to make wise choices?
  • Why is it difficult to make wise choices?
  • How can we know what is wise and what is unwise?
  • Who are some wise people that we can model our life after?
  • What are some practical steps that we can take to make wiser choices?


Action Step

Find a verse from Proverbs that will remind you to be wise and put it up in your locker at school.


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