Serious Self Examination Part 2
Continuing on from yesterday’s post, Serious Self Examination Part 1:
6. Bring your life into accord with the Sermon on the Mount and such other New Testament Scriptures as are designed to instruct us in the way of righteousness. An honest man with an open Bible and a pad and pencil are sure to find out what is wrong with him very quickly. I recommend that the self-examination is made on our knees, rising to obey God’s commandments as they are revealed to us through the Word. There is nothing romantic or colorful about this plain, downright way of dealing with ourselves, but it gets the work done. Isaac’s workmen did not look like heroic figures as they dug in the valley, but they got the wells open, and that was what they had set out to do.
7. Be serious-minded. You can well afford to see fewer comedy shows on TV. Unless you break away from the funny boys, every spiritual impression will continue to be lost to your heart, and that right in your own living room. The people of the world used to go to the movies to escape serious thinking about God and religion. You would not join them there, but you now enjoy spiritual communion with them in your own home. The devil’s ideals, moral standards, and mental attitudes are being accepted by you without your knowing it. And you wonder why you can make no progress in your Christian life. Your interior climate is not favorable to the growth of spiritual graces. There must be a radical change in your habits or there will not be any permanent improvement in your interior life. – A.W. Tozer
Holy Father God, we desire to please You in the inner parts of our lives. Guide us, Holy Spirit, as we seek to examine ourselves. In Jesus name, Amen.
1 Year Bible Reading
Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 19
Here some great links I came across this week:
- The Case for Christianese
- Former NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner Thanks, Jesus in Hall of Fame Speech
- “God Made Me for China” — Eric Liddell Beyond Olympic Glory
- The Canon of Scripture: Why It Is Trustworthy and True
- Three Antidotes to Fear
- What Should Evangelicals Think About the Shroud of Turin?
- Facing Fear God is mighty – so why are we still afraid?
- Over 600 Christian Families Have Returned Home in Iraq