Self-Examination | Chapter Seven

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together.

You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here.

Chapter Seven Outline

  • Defining Self-Examination
    • We must do so by the Word of God.
  • Why Self-Examination Is Difficult
    • It is a work of self-reflection.
    • Self-love makes it difficult.
  • Why We Are Hesitant to Examine Ourselves
    • Consciousness of guilt
    • Foolish, presumptuous hopes
    • Resting in good opinions of others
    • Unbelief in Scripture
  • Matters for Consideration
    • Without self-examination we are ignorant of ourselves.
    • God will, nevertheless, examine us.
    • Our secret corruption can only be found this way.
    • It is a great advantage in every way.
  • Turn to God for Help

Questions for Reflection

  • Have you practiced self-reflection as a spiritual discipline in the past? If so, how has Watson changed how you view the practice?
  • Why is rooting our self-examination in the Word of God so important?
  • What are some practical steps that you might take for practicing self-examination going forward?

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