Growing Grit / / Part 3

Keeping Boundaries & Taking Responsibility


Read: Genesis 2:8-3:13


"And the Lord God commanded the man, 'You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.'" 

Genesis 2:16-17, NIV


"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it."

Genesis 3:6


"'Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?'

The man said, 'The woman you put here with me - she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.'

Then the Lord God said to the woman, 'What is this you have done?'

The woman said, 'The snake deceived me, and I ate.'" 

Genesis 3:11b-13


"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age."

Titus 2:12


"Become wise by walking with the wise, hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces."

Proverbs 13:20, MSG


"Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."

Psalm 34:12-14


Where are some common areas of life where Christians have trouble keeping boundaries? 

How can those boundaries be drawn? 

What makes keeping boundaries so difficult? 

How can you keep boundaries and grow grit as a result? 

In Growing Grit, why is it important to take responsibility for actions? 

What have been some take-aways for you personally in this Growing Grit discussion series?