Self-Examination (1)

Examine yourselves … test yourselves.
—2 Corinthians 13:5

In 1729 John Wesley jotted down 21 questions for his own self-examination. Those questions remain as relevant today as the day he wrote them.

  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  3. Do I pass on to another what was told me in confidence?
  4. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  5. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
  6. Did the Bible live in me today?
  7. Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
  8. Am I enjoying prayer?
  9. When did I last speak to someone about my faith?
  10. Do I pray about the money I spend?

(to be continued)

If you have never reversed course
you have never honestly faced yourself.

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