Ultimately, our opinion of "right and wrong" will have the most significant impact on our decision making. It is actually our decision making that is the practical application of our belief. This discussion is designed to be a biblical survey of decision making principles.
Read Exodus 20:2-17 and/or make a list of the 10 Commandments.
How might the 10 commandments serve as a guideline for living rightly today? Create a list of issues which don't seem to be covered by the 10 commandments.
Read Mark 12:28-24.
How might these 2 commands serve as a guideline for living rightly today? Create a list of issues which don't really fit under these two commands.
Have someone in your group read each of the following passages. After each reading, have the group discuss how this passage can serve as a guideline in decision making:
- Psalm 119:105
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Proverbs 15:22
- Romans 14:13-16
- 1 Corinthians 10:31-33
- 1 John 2:15-17
As a group, read Galatians 5:18-25.
Have group members discuss which of the items from the first list (vs.19-21) most often represent their decision making.
Have group members discuss which of the items from the second list (vs. 22-23) most often represent their decision making.
Have each group member share something they would like to do differently in their decision making this week. Pray for one another and look for opportunities during the week to encourage one another.