Penetrating Questions To Ask During Your Devotions

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!

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