Examine Yourself

Uncategorized // January 3, 2020 //

Christians understand that spiritual health is the product of regular examination of their walk with Christ. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5) Therefore, we do well to remember this axiom: Without periodic evaluation it is impossible to maintain proper direction.

Below is a simple list of self-examining questions to promote spiritual health. They represent common spiritual habits to be found in the life of a healthy, fully devoted follower of Christ. Thirty-one in total, one for each day of the month. Together, the points are a diagnostic checklist to evaluate your spiritual health.

  1. Do I believe the gospel? 2 Corinthians 5:21      
  2. Do I use a prayer list? 1 Timothy 2:1
  3. Do I serve my church? 1 Peter 4:10
  4. Do I work at my marriage? Colossians 3:18-19
  5. Do I confess my sins? 1 John 1:9
  6. Do I keep bad company? 1 Corinthians 15:33
  7. Do I read my Bible regularly? Psalm 119:1
  8. Do I worship God personally? Colossians 3:16
  9. Do I love my enemies? Matthew 5:44
  10. Do I walk in the Spirit? Galatians 5:16
  11. Do I live on mission? Matthew 28:19-20
  12. Do I have a generous heart? Acts 2:46
  13. Do I think pure thoughts? Philippians 4:8
  14. Do I keep a Christian witness? Ephesians 4:1-2
  15. Do I make disciples? Mark 8:34
  16. Do I pray for church leaders?Hebrews 13:17-19
  17. Do I desire God’s will? Ephesians 5:17
  18. Do I read Christian literature? Romans 12:2
  19. Do I speak slander? James 4:11
  20. Do I share the gospel? Colossians 1:28
  21. Do I join in church ministry? Hebrews 10:25
  22. Do I comfort those who hurt? 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  23. Do I sow discord? Titus 3:10
  24. Do I practice hospitality? Hebrews 13:2
  25. Do I discipline my tongue? Ephesians 4:29
  26. Do I abide in Christ? John 15:4
  27. Do I guard my eyes? Job 31:1
  28. Do I steward my resources? Malachi 3:10
  29. Do I count my blessings? James 1:17
  30. Do I invite people to church? Luke 19:10
  31. Do I desire peace with others? Romans 12:18

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