6 * 8 * 10 Principle – Making Decisions

I.  Is it good for me?   

I Cor. 6:12a “Everything is permissible for me”– but not everything is beneficial.”

A.  Is it good for me spiritually?       Ps 1:1  “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.” (KJV)

B.  Is it good for me physically?  (my body) 

II.  Can it control me? 

I Cor. 6:12b “Everything is permissible for me– but I will not be mastered by anything.”

A.  Is it habit forming? 

B.  What is the next step?  Is there an acceptable next step?

III.  Does it encourage someone to do something he thinks is wrong?  Is it a stumbling block?  

I Cor. 8:12  “When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak  conscience, you sin against Christ.”

IV.  Does it glorify God?   

I Cor. 10:31  “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”