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Making Right Decisions Tests For Right Or Wrong Decisions Tests For Right Or Wrong Decisions Tests For Right Or Wrong Decisions




Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths... Prove all things; hold fast that which is good...If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen- Proverbs 3:5-6; I Thessalonians 5:21; I Peter 4:11


These questions are offered for your consideration when attempting a decision, response to something or someone, or action on your part. They are merely guidelines for daily living. Of course, the WWJS or WWJD tests go without saying. Also, I was fortunate to have both parents who set an example for me in life, both in daily living and their spiritual lives. Therefore, I include the test of what would my father or mother have done faced with the same situation or decision?

1.
THE FAITH TEST:
- Am I exercising faith or only my own logic and reasoning in making my decision?
2.
THE PERSONAL TEST:
- Will doing it make me a better or a worse Christian?
3.
THE TESTIMONY TEST:
- Will doing it influence others to be more or less Christian?
4.
THE PRACTICAL TEST:
- Will doing it likely bring desirable or undesirable results?
5.
THE UNIVERSAL TEST:
- Suppose everyone did it?
6.
THE SOCIAL TEST:
- Am I doing it simply because all others have chosen to do similarly?
7.
THE SCRIPTURAL TEST:
- Is it expressly forbidden in the Word of God?
8.
THE HUMAN TEST:
- Will doing it glorify me, another, or God?
9.
THE GLORY TEST:
- Will doing it bring Glory to God to any degree, or, faced with an option, which will bring the greater?
10.
THE MISSIONARY TEST:
- Will doing it likely help or hinder the progress of the Kingdom of God?

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Author: Ken Livingston
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