In perusing Monergism.com, I came across the page of George Whitefield. I was intrigued by a link which read “The Twenty-two Questions Members of John Wesley’s/George Whitefield Holy Club Asked Themselves Every Day In Their Private Devotions More Than 200 Years Ago.” Here are the questions.
Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression than I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what I was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me today? Do I give it time to speak to me every day? Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone else of my faith? Do I pray about the money I spend? Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? Do I disobey God in anything? Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? Am I defeated in any part of my life? Am I jealous impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrusting? How do I spend my spare time? Am I proud? Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican? Is there anyone I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it? Do I grumble or complain constantly? Is Christ real to me?
My goodness! Praise God that He allowed these questions to remain! May they take up permanent residence in our hearts as we thoroughly examine ourselves!