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A LOOK AT MIS-CONDUCT AND HOW TO AVOID HER INFLUENCE MUCH ASSISTANCE FROM BIBLE PRINCIPLES FOR EXAMINING MORAL ISSUES GOSPELWAY.COM Beware their Influence Pt 3a
Introduction As we continue our study of women to watch out for, we are going to meet Mis-conduct and ask ourselves how to avoid her influence We can recognize her by her actions Improper conduct; wrong behavior Mismanagement of things given her Behavior, such as adultery or professional negligence, that would be considered immoral or unethical This lesson will give us various questions to ask ourselves when Mis-conduct approaches us to act in a certain way
Question 1 Does the Bible prohibit this conduct either in general or specific terms? The bible is full of lists of sins we are to avoid Mk 7:20-23; Rom 1:28-32; 1 Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:19-21; Eph 4:17-5:21; Col 3:5-9; 2 Tim 3:1-5; Jam 3:13-16; Rev 21:8
Question Two Will this conduct be good stewardship/proper management of Gods gifts to me? Ability and effort Rom 12:11; 1 Cor 15:58; 2 Cor 8:3-5; Tit 2:14; 1Pet 4:10-11; 2 Pet 1:5-11 Time and opportunities Jn 9:4; Rom 1:9-11, 13:13-14; Gal 6:10; Eph 5:15-16; Col 4:2-4; Jam 4:13-15; 1 Pet 4:1-3; 2Pet 3:10-12 Possessions Deut 10:14; 1 Chron 29:11-14; Ps 24:1, 50:10-12; Mt 6:19-21, 31-34; Acts 4:32-35; Rom 11:36; 1 Tim 6:17-19; I Jn 2:15-17
Question Three Will this conduct encourage others to serve God better, or set a bad example? Mt 5:13-16, 18:6-7; Rom 14:12-13, 21; 1 Cor 8:9-13; 1 Tim 4:12; Tit 2:7-8; 1 Pet 2:11-12, 3:15-16
Question Four Is this conduct consistent with the standards I claim to live by, and expect others to live by as well? Mt 7:1-5, 15:7-9, 23:3-4; Rom 1:21, 2:21-24; 1 Cor 11:1; Phil 3:17; Heb 6:12, 13:7
Conclusion As you deal with Mis-conduct, if she is asking you to do something or act a certain way, remember to ask yourself the following questions Does the Bible prohibit this conduct in either general or specific terms? Will this conduct be good stewardship/proper management of Gods gifts to me? Will this conduct encourage others to serve God better, or set a bad example Is this consistent with the standard I claim to live by, and expect others to live by as well?
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