V. Practical Disciplines
18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
- List some of the major responsibilities that you have at work/home/church/school.
- Are you fulfilling those responsibilities excellently? Are you neglecting any responsibilities? Would the people around you describe your work as excellent and done heartily to the Lord?
- How would you evaluate your eating and exercise habits? (remember you can go overboard on either side with this one)
- How would you evaluate you time management skills? Are you using the time that God has given you like a good steward? How can you improve?
- How would you evaluate your sleep habits? (too much; not enough)
- Do you spend an appropriate amount of time in recreation? (i.e. T.V., movies, vacation, hobbies, sports, girlfriends, family time, etc.)
- How does your recreation time compare with the amount of time you spend serving the church?
- How would you evaluate your use of money? Are you making wise purchases?
- Are you giving sacrificially? Based on the way that you spend your money, would the people around you know that your money really belongs to Jesus?
- Compare the amount of money that you have spent on recreation and that you have saved for yourself with the amount of money that you have given. Is your giving sacrificial?