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Decision

Decision [NAVE]

DECISION.
Deut. 30:19; Josh. 23:8. Josh. 24:15; 1 Sam. 12:20; 1 Kin. 18:21; Psa. 37:34; Psa. 69:13; Prov. 4:25-27; Isa. 50:7; Matt. 24:13 Mark 13:13; Matt. 10:22. Matt. 25:23; Luke 7:23 Matt. 11:6. John 8:31; John 15:4, 5, 7, 9; Acts 11:23; Acts 13:43; Acts 14:22; Rom. 2:7; Rom. 8:38, 39; Rom. 11:22; 1 Cor. 15:58; 1 Cor. 16:13; Gal. 5:1, 10; Gal. 6:9; Eph. 4:14; Eph. 6:13; Phil. 1:27; Phil. 4:1; Col. 1:23; 1 Thess. 3:8; 2 Thess. 2:15, 17; 2 Thess. 3:13; 2 Tim. 1:13, 14; 2 Tim. 2:1, 3; 2 Tim. 3:14; Tit. 1:7, 9; Heb. 2:1; Heb. 3:6-8, 14; Heb. 4:14; Heb. 10:23, 35; Heb. 12:1; Heb. 13:9, 13; Jas. 1:4, 12, 25; 1 Pet. 1:13; 1 Pet. 5:8, 9; 2 Pet. 1:10, 11; 2 Pet. 3:17, 18; 1 John 2:24, 28; 2 John 8; Jude 20, 21; Rev. 2:7, 10, 11, 17, 25, 26; Rev. 3:5, 11, 12, 21; Rev. 15:2; Rev. 21:7; Rev. 22:11 See: Character; Perseverance; Stability; Indecision; Instability.
Exhortation to
Josh. 1:7; 1 Chr. 16:15; 2 Chr. 19:11; Matt. 4:17; Matt. 6:24 Luke 16:13. Matt. 10:32; Luke 9:59, 60 Matt. 8:21, 22. Luke 9:61, 62; Luke 11:23 Matt. 12:30. Luke 12:8; Luke 17:32; Col. 2:6, 7; 1 Tim. 6:11-14
Instances of
Abel: Heb. 11:4 Enoch: Heb. 11:5, 6 Noah: Heb. 11:7 Abraham: Heb. 11:8, 17-19 Jacob: Gen. 28:20, 21 Joseph: Gen. 39:9 vs. 7-20. Moses: Heb. 11:24-26; Num. 12:7 Heb. 3:5. Israelites: Ex. 19:7, 8; Ex. 24:3, 7; Deut. 4:4; Deut. 5:27 Ex. 24:3, 7; 19:8. Deut. 26:17 Deut. 29:12. Josh. 22:34; Josh. 24:21-25; 1 Kin. 19:18; 2 Chr. 11:16; 2 Chr. 13:10, 11; 2 Chr. 15:12, 15 2 Chr. 23:16; 2 Kin. 11:17; 2 Chr. 29:10; Ezra 10:3-44; Neh. 9:38; Jer. 34:15. Neh. 10:28, 29 vs. 1-39.; Psa. 50:5; Jer. 42:5, 6; Jer. 50:5; Hos. 11:12 Caleb: Num. 14:24 vs. 6-10,37,38;; Deut. 1:36; Josh. 14:14. Balaam: Num. 22:15-18 Phinehas: Num. 25:7-13 Joshua: Josh. 24:15, 22 vs. 18-24. Gideon: Judg. 6:25-27 vs. 28-40, and Judg. 7.
Ruth: Ruth 1:16 Saul: 1 Sam. 11:4-7 Abigail: 1 Sam. 25:18, 19 vs. 4-37. David: 1 Sam. 17:32-37 vs. 20-54.; 2 Sam. 22:22-24 Psalmist: Psa. 17:3; Psa. 26:6; Psa. 40:9, 10; Psa. 56:12; Psa. 66:16; Psa. 71:17; Psa. 86:11; Psa. 101:2, 3; Psa. 108:1 Psa. 57:7, 8. Psa. 116:9, 13, 14, 16; Psa. 119:8, 30, 31, 38, 44-46, 57,94,106,115,125,145,146 Psa. 143:12. A Prophet: 1 Kin. 13:8-10 Elijah: 1 Kin. 18:22 Jehoshaphat: 1 Kin. 22:7 2 Chr. 18:6. Naaman: 2 Kin. 5:15, 17 Jehu: 2 Kin. 9:18-20 vs. 11-37;; 2 Kin. 10. Hezekiah: 2 Kin. 18:6 2 Chr. 15:17. Josiah: 2 Kin. 22:2; 2 Kin. 23:3 [2 Chr. 34:31.] 2 Kin. 23:25 Nehemiah: Neh. 6:11 Neh. 2; 4; 5; 6. Mordecai: Esth. 3:2, 3 Esther: Esth. 4:16 Job: Job 2:3; Job 23:11, 12 Matthew: Matt. 9:9 Joseph: Mark 15:43 Nathanael: John 1:49 Martha: John 11:27 The Disciples: Luke 18:28; John 6:68, 69; Acts 2:42 Paul: Acts 9:29; Acts 26:6; Rom. 1:16; Phil. 1:20, 21; Col. 2:5; 2 Tim. 4:7, 8 Ephesians: Rev. 2:2, 3 Church of Sardis: Rev. 3:4, 8, 10 Saints: Rev. 14:4 See: Perseverance; Stability; Zeal, Religious.

Decision [NAVE]

DECISION,
Valley of
Joel 3:14.

DECISION [ISBE]

DECISION - de-sizh'-un: Has several different shades of meaning. It expresses the formation of a judgment on a matter under consideration. It expresses the quality of being firm or positive in one's actions. It expresses the termination of a contest or question in favor of one side or the other, as the decision of the battle, or the decision of the judge.

1. National Decisions:

Until recent times the decision of disputed points between nations was determined by force of arms. Thus the questions of dispute were decided between Israel and the surrounding tribes, between Israel and Assyria, between Israel and Egypt, and later between Judea and Rome.

2. Judicial Decisions:

In the earliest times the questions of dispute between individuals were decided by the patriarch who was the head of the family. When Israel became a nation men were appointed to decide the difficulties between the people. At first this was one of the most important duties of Moses, but when the task became too great he appointed judges to assist him (see Ex 18:13-26). One important function of those who are called judges was to decide the difficulties between the people (see Jdg 4:4,5). The kings also decided questions of dispute between individuals (see 2 Sam 15:1-6; 1 Ki 3:16-28). As the people developed in their national ideals the decisions in judicial matters were rendered by councils appointed for that purpose.

3. Methods of Forming Decisions:

Perplexing questions were many times decided by the casting of lots. The people believed that God would in this way direct them to the right decision (Prov 16:33; Josh 7:10-21; 14:2; 1 Sam 10:20 f). Casting lots must have been a common method of deciding perplexing questions (see 1 Sam 14:41,42; Jon 1:7). It was resorted to by the apostles to decide which of the two men they had selected should take the place of Judas (Acts 1:21-26). The custom gradually lost in favor, and decisions, even of perplexing questions, were formed by considering all the facts.

See AUGURY, IV, 3; LOTS.

A. W. Fortune


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