We're reading Genesis 25:29-34 - the story of Esau trading his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of soup - and pulling out some mistakes Esau made in his decision making process and applying them to our lives. Here is an overview/summary of the study:
Title: Decisions: Avoid the Pitfalls
Big Question: How can I keep from making bad decisions?
The Answer: Avoid some of the common pitfalls that lead to bad decisions.
Scripture: Genesis 25:29-34, the story of Esau trading away his birthright.
1. Take care of yourself physically. (Esau made a huge decision when he was tired - big mistake!)
2. Don't make big decisions impulsively. (Esau made this decision in a matter of minutes. Yikes!)
3. Don't make a BIG deal out of a little deal. (Esau traded his birthright away because he was hungry. HUNGRY.)
4. Consider the cost. (Esau did not really consider the cost of his decision.)
- Tim B.