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.
- Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
- Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
- Do I pass on to another what was told me in confidence?
- Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
- Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- Did the Bible live in me today?
- Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
- Am I enjoying prayer?
- When did I last speak to someone about my faith?
- Do I pray about the money I spend?
(to be continued)
If you have never reversed course
you have never honestly faced yourself.