Who is wise among us….A test to check our heart.

Who is wise among us?…..A test to check our heart.


I thought it would be a good idea to provide this outline as we continue our study in James on Sunday mornings.  I found this study in my 1 John file and made some changes and tweaked it a bit.  It is a great “test” we can take on a regular basis to see what kind of condition our heart is in.


James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you?  By his conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”


1. Do I enjoy having fellowship with Christ and His redeemed people? (1 John 1:3)

  • I love my daily walk with Christ
  • I love being in fellowship with other believers


2. Would people say I walk in the light, or walk in the darkness? (1 John 1:6-7)

  • A great question to ask your co-workers, class mates, and family members.


3. Do you admit and confess your sin? (1 John 1:8)

  • We should daily become more like Christ and less like us.  DAILY SANCTIFICATION


4. Am I obedient to God’s Word? (1 John 2:3-5)

  • I love it, read it, meditate on it, and live it out.


5. Does my life indicate I love God rather than the world? (1 John 2:15)

  • I spend time doing the things I love.
  • What is it that I set my schedule on to accomplish?
  • What am I passionate about?


6. Is my life characterized by “doing what is right”? (1 John 2:29)

  • What I do is what I am.


7. Do I seek to maintain a pure life? (1 John 3:3)

  • Pure by God’s standards, not by the World’s.


8. Do I see a decreasing pattern of sin in my life? (1 John 3:5-6)

  • None of us are ever going to be perfect, but we should strive to put some distance between our imperfections.


9. Do I demonstrate love for other Christians? (1 John 3:14)

  • He loved me when I was unlovable.  Surely I can learn to love others.


10. Do I “walk the walk,” versus just “talking the talk”? (1 John 3:18-19)

  • Most of us have all the lingo down, but do we truly live it out?


11. Do I have confidence before God? (1 John 3:21)

  • I can daily say that “I am His and my life is a life of trying to live for His Glory.”


12. Do I display the fruits of someone who has the Spirit of God dwelling within them? (1 John4:12-13)

  • Our life is an abundance of the over flow of who we are on the inside. (The Fruits of the Spirit. Gal. 5:22)


13. Do I experience victory in my Christian walk? (1 John 5:4)

  • Faith is the victory!!!  I can do it, because HE HAS DONE IT.


Structure and idea for outline was taken from http://www.gotquestions.org (Signs of saving faith)

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