• “Dear soul, abandon yourself to the guidance of your divine Master and shrink from no surrender for which He may call…your light shall shine so brightly that men seeing, not you, but your good works, shall glorify, not you, but your Father which is in heaven.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

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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