Many have asked for a copy of the 40 questions for personal decision-making that I shared, related especially to alcoholic beverages but applicable to many life-decisions. They are personal, so I encourage you to seek the Lord in His Word and develop your own! Perhaps some of these may help you.
Will it improve my Witness/ Testimony?
Is it an example I want to promote for others to follow?
Does it encourage self-control?
Does it improve family relationships and make a positive difference in the lives of generations to come?
Will it bring me closer to the Lord?
Will it appear righteous to the world so that I live above reproach?
Will it lead me to greater freedom in following Jesus?
Will it lead to rejoicing or regret?
Can I guarantee I won’t get drunk?
Would even one drink help me make better decisions?
Do I want to promote an industry that has led to so many deaths, so much family brokenness, and so much personal enslavement?
Will it help me be wise?
Will it strengthen my love for God?
Will it strengthen my love for Diane and make me a better husband?
Do I want my children and grandchildren to do it?
Will it help me be more alert for the Holy Spirit’s work around me?
Does it lead to purity and holiness before the Lord in thought and action?
Will it improve my prayer life?
Will it help me stand strong against temptation?
Will it help me follow Jesus in total surrender?
Will it help me be separate from the world and its lies?
Will it increase my joy in Jesus?
Will it strengthen my faith in Jesus as Lord?
Will it help me run this race of being a Christian?
Will it hurt my brothers and sisters in Christ?
Will it help me redeem the time in these important days?
Will it help me love God and my neighbor better?
Is it good stewardship of God’s money He has given me?
Do I observe it leading to better things in the lives of people who do it?
Will it help me speak the truth in love?
Will it help me labor better in what God has called me to do?
Will it improve my health so I can serve Christ better?
Will it help me protect and provide for those I love better?
Do I want to spend the time I have doing it?
Will it lead to peace with God and others?
Is it my best choice?
Do I really need it in my life?
Will it set me free or cause me to struggle?
Does it really show the glory of God through my life?