A Spiritual Health Exam for the choices we make

May 5th, 2010

John Shirk – Sometimes we go to the doctor for a physical check up to measure how healthy we are.  The Bible encourages us to examine our spiritual health.  Lamentations 3:40 says, “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.”

It takes a humble heart to do an honest evaluation of ourselves.  There are a number of questions we can ask ourselves to find out if our decisions are honoring God.

The Purity Test.  Can I do this to the body where Christ dwells?  First Corinthians 6:20 urges us to honor God with our bodies.

The Partner Test.  Could I invite Christ to do this with me?   Colossians 3:17 says, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

The Presence Test.  Would I want to be found doing this at the return of Jesus?  First John 2:28 says, “And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears, we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.”

These are some helpful questions we can ask ourselves to assess the wisdom of our daily choices.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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