“Using the Bible to Make Wise Decisions”

“Using the Bible to Make Wise Decisions”

I. Living by Preference

  • The fear of rejection
  • Greed
  • Compromise

II. Living by Principle

  • Live for a cause greater than yourself
  • Know what you believe
  • Expect conflict
  • Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him
  • Remember the Lord is in control of all that happens in this world

III. Six ways to test a decision

  1. The Ideal Test: Is it in harmony with God’s Word? (Psalm 119:105)
  2. The Integrity Test: Would I want everyone to know about this decision? (Proverbs 10:9) (Romans 14:14)
  3. The Improvement Test: Will it make me a better person? (1Corinthians 10:23)
  4. The Independence Test: Could it become an addiction to me? (1 Corinthians 6:12)
  5. The influence Test: Will it harm other people?
    (Romans 14:12-13) (Romans 15:1-2)
  6. The Investment Test: Is it the best use of my Time?
    (Ephesians 5:15-17)