Necessitated by Our Natural
Putting Ourselves to the Test
Discerning and Proving
How to Deal with Our Findings
Under Divine Inspection
1. Necessitated by Our Natural State
Jeremiah 17:9 “The
human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately
wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
2. Putting Ourselves to
Psalms 77:6 when my
nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder
the difference now.
Lamentations 3:40 Instead,
let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 11:28 That
is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine
yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know
that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine
3. Discerning and Proving
1 Corinthians 11:31 But
if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.
Galatians 6:4 Pay
careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a
job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
4. How to Deal with Our
Psalms 119:59 I
pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws.
5. Under Divine Inspection
Psalms 26:2 Put me on
trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.
Psalms 139:23-24 Search
me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point
out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of
is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
and modified by HKM 11/03/2011