3 Bible Tips: Spiritual Evaluation
1. The Christian calling requires self-examination to make sure we are growing and overcoming.
"Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord; let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven" (Lamentations 3:40-41; see also 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Peter 3:18 and Revelation 21:7).
2. If we judge ourselves, we won't have to be corrected by God and others.
"For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged" (1 Corinthians 11:31).
3. When all is said and done, we want to hear this evaluation from our Master:
"'His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord"'" (Matthew 25:21).
For more about spiritual self-evaluation and the change it produces in us, see What Is Repentance?