SPIRIT CHECK – ABIDING
The reason we must check ourselves for assurance of salvation is because we don’t routinely replenish ourselves with the truth of Scripture and daily believe and abide in CHRIST.
If I can’t answer, “Yes,” to the following questions may I feel my guilt, LORD, and confess my negligence with a contrite heart, then get into Bible reading and prayer:
Do I seek to be filled with the SPIRIT? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I seek to be more and more under the SPIRIT’s influence? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I strive to have every thought, and word, and action, and habit, brought under obedience to the leadings of the HOLY SPIRIT? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I avoid grieving the SPIRIT by inconsistencies and conformity to the world? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I cease quenching the SPIRIT by not trifling with little infirmities and small besetting sins? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I seek to have Him ruling and reigning more completely over me every week that I live? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p150)
Do I believe that I am a holy person in heart and life because I believe in CHRIST? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p188-189)
Do I love what GOD loves and hate what GOD hates? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p189)
Do I look forward to death, judgment, and eternity without fear? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p188)
Because I believe in CHRIST, do I have inward peace and hope? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p187)
Do I have a humble sense of my own weakness? J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p256)
Thanks, and BTW, looking forward to a new book from you.