God's answers to the most important character building questions.
What difference does it make who I hang around?
Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. (I Corinthians 15:33 NIV)
On what should my mind be focused?
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
What choice do I have to make many times each day?
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT)
Should I allow the world to squeeze me into its mold?
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT)
How does learning scripture benefit me?
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (II Timothy 3:16 - 17 NLT)
How can I stand when the devil plays tricks on me?
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10 - 11 NASB)
Does the Bible have any power?
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)
Of what should I be afraid?
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (II Timothy 1:7 NLT)
What does God have planned for my life?
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Will I be held accountable for how I take care of my body?
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (II Corinthians 5:10 KJV)
Is God pleased when I do just enough to get by?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23 - 24 NIV)
What does the Bible say about working?
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." (II Thessalonians 3:10 NIV)
Of what truth should I remind myself when I need confidence and courage to face difficult situations?
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
Why should I study the Bible?
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (II Timothy 2:15 KJV)
Can I continually sow ugly thoughts in my mind and heart without eventually reaping the consequences on my face and in my life?
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (Galatians 6:7 NIV)
What formula did Jesus give me for finding satisfaction in life?
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10 NLT)
How can I avoid sinning against God?
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11 KJV)
Is there anyone on earth who has never sinned?
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23 KJV)
What do I earn for sinning?
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)
What benefit is there in happiness?
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22 NASB)
Can my good deeds get me into heaven?
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2: 8 - 9 NIV)
What warning should I consider when I decide which path in life to choose?
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it and pass away. (Proverbs 4:14 - 15 KJV)
How can I be saved from the wages of sin?
... if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 NIV)
Why should I think twice before doing something questionable?
What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! (Romans 6:21 NIV)
Will God meet my needs?
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
Why can't I have the same desires as everyone else?
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. (I John 2:15 - 16 NASB)
What does my facial expression say about me?
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. (Proverbs 15:13 NASB)
If I really want to use my gift of speech for God's glory what should be my prayer?
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14 KJV)
Why should I pay attention to what my parents tell me?
Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise. (Proverbs 15:5 NLT)
What's wrong with sleeping too much?
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. (Proverbs 20:13 NIV)
What results can I expect in my life when I wait upon God in prayer?
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)
What happens when I hang out with angry people?
Don't befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. (Proverbs 22:24 - 25 NLT)
Why do I need to develop discipline?
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. (Proverbs 13:18 NIV)
To enjoy real life what do I require besides food for my body?
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4 NIV)
What well-balanced combination of strengths did Jesus develop as a growing boy?
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (Luke 2:52 KJV)
Are we acting in accordance with God's purpose when we blur the distinction between male and female?
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27 KJV)
How can I get what I want when I pray?
But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! (John 15:7 NLT)
Does God care how I treat my parents?
Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12 NLT)
Can I know for sure that I have eternal life?
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (I John 5:12 - 13 NIV)
How can I enjoy real prosperity and true success?
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. (Joshua 1:8 NLT)