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Davidisms - A Faith Test

Here’s an often-overlooked command in Scripture. “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you fail to meet the test” (2 Cor. 13:5). Students take tests to determine if they’ve learned information. To ensure that they’re able to put into practice that which they’ve learned. Being a disciple of Jesus means being his student. He is our teacher. Our coursework, his life. By studying God in flesh, we learn to do and think as he does. Therefore, it’s only natural that we should test ourselves. To ensure we are indeed learning our coursework. And putting it into practice in our own, daily lives. Please note: we are to test ourselves. An inward reflection. Here are some test questions for you: Do you know and study God’s Word? When you do, does it refresh your soul? Love to pray? If you pray, how often? At what depth? Is prayer as important to you as eating? Drinking? Entertainment? Is your life constantly being lived in anxiety? Despair? Or do you live your life in faith by giving God your daily cares because you know he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)? Do you trust God for your every need? If so, is there peace in your heart? How did you do? Did you pass your self-examination?

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