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Baxter on Self-Examination 3 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Self-Examination - Part 3 of 3
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2 Corinthians 13:5
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with God's blessing, we'll finish our study of Richard Baxter on Self-Examination. Self-examination is just what it sounds like: Taking a look at yourself for signs of good health or bad. What you examine, of course, is not your body, but your soul. To see how it is in the light of God's Word. Thus far, we've looked at seven ways to better examine yourself. Now, we'll add five more, the Lord willing. And so, if you want to examine yourself. CHOOSE A GOOD TIME FOR IT When is the right time to examine yourself? Many people would say, "Any time"! That sounds very pious-but it just isn't so. "To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose". There's a time to examine yourself and a time not to! Baxter gives three times to not examine yourself. When you're depressed. "Remember that in melancholy and weakness of understanding, you are not fit for the casting up of so great of accounts". When you're loaded down with guilt. "Do not surprise yourself by sudden questions of whether you are justified or not.to judge a good man by his worst hours is a way to be deceived". When you're in hurry. "Suffer not your mind to wander in confusion, but drive on until you reach ... More >>>


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