TEXT:  JAMES 4:13-17

  1. Now is the time for inspecting self, not others
    1. Who are you to judge others
    2. We each need to judge ourselves     I Corinthians 11:31-32
    3. We desperately need God’s help in doing so
  2. Now is the time to do god’s will, not our own
    1. Being self-willed is never a good quality as a child of God
    2. Depending on ourselves does not work in some matters
    3. Seeking the Lord and His will is our best plan     II Samuel 15:25-26
  3. Now is the time to do what we know to be right
    1. We know it is evil to boast in ourselves     Proverbs 6:16-19; James 4:6;  I Peter 5:5
    2. We know what God has said is good in His Word     Psalm 92:1; 135:3; 147:1; Galatians 4:18; I Peter 3:8-13
    3. When we know disobeying God is sin