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In Scotland in 1933, a man and his wife claimed to see a huge dragon that looked like some sort of prehistoric creature walking across the street, heading toward the lake. For almost 100 years, people have been trying to catch a glimpse of the creature the locals call the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie for short. People all over the world have spent millions of dollars and filmed tons of documentaries about “Nessie” even though there is zero proof that the monster actually exists. They’re fascinated with something that’s not even factual. 

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s true and what’s false. When things are going on around us, and everyone is doing them, it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal to do them too. Sometimes it seems like even though people are making bad decisions, they are still winning at life. But the truth is, the best way to do life is the way God wants us to do life. 

The best decisions are the decisions God wants us to make. Sometimes it’s not easy to know which way God wants us to go. When we’re not sure, it’s easy to turn to our friends and classmates and assume that the way they are doing it is the right way. 

But the only way to know if we’re on the right path and doing the right things is to follow the instructions in God’s word, the Bible. Whenever we’re not sure about which way to go or what is fact and what is fiction, we should open our Bibles to see what God says about that situation. He’s given us instructions about everything we might face. God’s word is the truth! It’s been proven to be fact over and over again and we can count on it to help us make the right decisions.

Pray: God, thank you for giving us the Bible, your instruction manual for my life. Remind me to always check your word to see what it says before looking anywhere else for instructions.

Do: Think about the last big decision you had to make. Use your Bible to search for scriptures about what God thinks about that type of situation. Did you follow God’s way or another way?


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