“Examine yourselves regularly to see whether you are holding to the faith. Test yourselves.” 2 Corinthians 13:5
Evaluate Yourself Regularly
Pro scouts regularly evaluate upcoming opponents, attending games to analyze competitors’ tendencies. One of my basketball magazines has a section that analyzes players according to shooting, foul shooting, rebounding, defense and playmaking. Certain players excel in all of those areas.
Similarly, contemplate yourself about your ratings in the Christian life, as a child in God’s family or in whatever analogy seems appropriate. Are Bible study and prayer a systematic part of each day? Do you give to the Kingdom generously? Do you work hard on your job or hardly work? Does your thought life honor God? What about evangelism and world mission? In your relationships, do you love others as you love yourself? Do you love your wife as Christ loved the church?
Evaluate your life. Few believers do. Consequently, mediocrity abounds in the body of Christ. How would a scout rate you in evangelism, tithing, Bible study, prayer, thought life and relationships?
— GREG SPALDING
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