"There is Still Time No Matter What"
  1. KNOW what's right ahead of time.
    • This it the test of CONVICTION.
    "You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above, or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them." (Ex. 20:3-5 NIV)

    "I did not speak in secret or hide My words in some dark place. I did not tell the family of Jacob to look for Me in empty places. I am the Lord, and I speak the truth; I say what is right." (Is. 45:19 NCV)

    "As Your words are taught, they give light; even the simple can understand them." (Ps. 119:130 NLT)

    "I thought about my life, and I decided to follow Your rules." (Ps. 119:59 NCV)

    "O Nebuchadnezzar we don't need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace the God we serve is able to save us from it and He will rescue us from your hand, O king." (Dan. 3:16-17 NIV)

  2. DO what's right every time.
    • This is the test of COURAGE.
    "You will be safe, if you always do right, but you will get caught, if you are dishonest." (Prov. 10:9 CEV)

    "But even if He doesn't do that. Even if He doesn't rescue us, we want you to know, O king, we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." (Dan. 3:18 NIV)

    "Doing what is right and fair pleases the Lord more than an offering." (Pro. 21:3 CEV)

  3. Be GRACIOUS all the time.
    • This is the test of COURTESY.
    "Instead, by speaking the truth in a spirit of love, we must grow up in every way to Christ, who is the head." (Eph. 4:15 TEV)

    "For God is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, you patiently endure unfair treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong." (1 Pet. 2:19-20a NLT)