• “To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Examine Yourself by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/07/11

“Yeah, I’m a good person. I’m a Christian. I’ve been a Christian since I was little.”

“Yeah, I’m a Christian. I walked down an aisle when I was eight or maybe nine and repeated this prayer.”

“I grew up in a Christian family so . . .”

“The preacher said I was saved forever—no matter what.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: That’s the mindset of a lot of people. Salvation is something that happens to you, and then you forget about it.

“Been there, done that.”

Nancy: But the apostle Paul told the Corinthians, “Examine yourselves and make sure that you are in the faith.” That verse implies that there’s an ongoing examination in the life of every true believer. Someone who’s been genuinely converted loves Christ so much that he doesn’t want any kind of sin to get in the way of his relationship with the Lord.

Have you examined yourself recently? Are you in the faith? What evidence is there that you have an ongoing, life-changing relationship with Jesus?

 

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  • “Men think lightly of sin; not only sinners, but the saints do not view it in its proper light. Sin is not a light thing in the sight of God. The Church of God is asleep.” – Mary Winslow

Verse of the Day

Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NKJV)

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