“Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness” (Luke 11:35 NLT).
Am I willing to consider ideas about Christianity that are not spelled out in the Bible?
“Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind” (Col 2:18 ESV). “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls….” (Jer 6:16 ESV).
Do I compare myself to other people?
“…I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers…” (Luke 18:11 NIV). “…’None is righteous, no, not one…no one does good, not even one.’” (Rom 3:10,12 ESV).
Do I let GOD guide me all day long?
“God fills the whole universe; therefore, there is no room for another god. If He reigns in my heart, there will be no space for another reigning power….If this is not the case, O Lord, pardon my sad offense and unite my heart to fear Your name” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Nov 14th AM).
Do I really “know” CHRIST or just know of Him?
“I am not asking whether you believe certain things; that is possible intellectually. Rather, I am asking have you life, are you in the realm of life, do you know God, do you know the Lord Jesus Christ?…When you pray, do you know that you are speaking to God” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#211, p90)?
Is serving GOD more important than loving everyone around me?
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels…If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge…if I have a faith that can move mountains…If I give all I possess to the poor…but have not love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor 13:1-3 NIV).
“If your faith does not reshape your life, it is not true faith” Paul David Tripp (ref#190, Oct 5th).