• “How sweet is close, confidential communion with Jesus! How fully we can then unveil all our hearts to Him; disclosing every secret; making known every need; and bringing our hidden enemies, our corruptions, to Him, that He might slay them before our eyes!” – Mary Winslow

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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Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)

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