Maturity Scale

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  1. Jailminister

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    Maturity Scale

    (Rate yourself from 1 to 10 on each item, 10 being fully mature)

    _____ 1. Respond lovingly in all situations

    _____ 2. Spend time with God daily

    _____ 3. Do not associate with ungodly people as an influence in my life

    _____ 4. Conduct business honestly

    _____ 5. Personal life is above reproach

    _____ 6. Never gossip about anyone

    _____ 7. Ask God to reveal sin in my life

    _____ 8. Always attend church

    _____ 9. A tithe is the basis of my gifts

    _____ 10. Usually sensitive to needs of others

    How do you stack up.
    I will post myself later
     
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    _6____ 1. Respond lovingly in all situations

    __10___ 2. Spend time with God daily

    __9___ 3. Do not associate with ungodly people as an influence in my life

    __9___ 4. Conduct business honestly

    __8___ 5. Personal life is above reproach

    __7___ 6. Never gossip about anyone

    ___9__ 7. Ask God to reveal sin in my life

    __10___ 8. Always attend church

    __10___ 9. A tithe is the basis of my gifts

    __9___ 10. Usually sensitive to needs of others
     
  3. KenH

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    Wow, Jailminister! You certainly have me beat. I wonder if anyone on this board can exceed your score?

    Congratulations. [​IMG]
     
  4. ScottEmerson

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    I don't understand why a person would fill this out. My maturity score is between me and God, and anything that I post would be seen as bragging or being boastful about what I do. On the contrary, anything that is good concerning my walk with God is because of what He has done and is doing in my life. Scoring a 10 must mean that a person cannot grow anymore than where he or she already is, and I cannot believe that any human would literally be at a 10 on any of these. Even the most mature Christian can still grow.

    I also take exception with the "associating with ungodly people." I do that a lot, in hopes of winning them to Christ. Personally, that, to me, is more of a sign of maturity than staying away.

    Number 10 is also a strange request - shouldn't this be "always sensitive to the needs of others?"
     
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    Oh how fun...another quiz.

    Maturity Scale

    (Rate yourself from 1 to 10 on each item, 10 being fully mature)

    6______ 1. Respond lovingly in all situations

    9______ 2. Spend time with God daily

    9______ 3. Do not associate with ungodly people as an influence in my life

    9______ 4. Conduct business honestly

    *N/A___ 5. Personal life is above reproach

    9______ 6. Never gossip about anyone

    8______ 7. Ask God to reveal sin in my life

    9______ 8. Always attend church

    **N/A__ 9. A tithe is the basis of my gifts

    7_____ 10. Usually sensitive to needs of others

    How do you stack up? Not perfect, Needs improvement.
    ;)

    * No ones is, so this question is not applicable.

    **Don't believe this statement. Tithe is obedience to the Word.

    That was fun. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jailminister

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    Scott, Lighten up, ok. I saw this post at another site and thought that it was a good thought provoker. I tried to answer honestly. The ones I answered 10 to were easy. In fact I got passed those years ago. God has shown me much and is still showing me things. You don't have to answer them if you don't want to. It was just something to make us think.
     
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    I am very lighten up...and...I have to agree with Scott!
    Sherrie
     
  8. Wisdom Seeker

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    I think we all know that it doesn't really matter in the real sense of how God sees us. It's just a fun quiz. No biggy.
     
  9. KenH

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    But the ones you answered 10 to are all mechanical and have nothing to do with the condition of one's heart. An unbeliever could answer 10 to those.
     
  10. Jailminister

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    That is true Ken H and that was my point. However many believers don't do them. It all has to do with maturity.

    Like I said this is just thought provoking, ok.
     
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    I appreciate the thought provoking nature of the questions as we should all examine ourselves. But just maybe we shouldn't post our answers in public. [​IMG]
     
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    Jail Minister...if you had posted this in the All other discussions or the polls forum I doubt anyone would have thought it a big deal.
     
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    Whenever I see something like this I am reminded of Paul's words "We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise." 2 Corinthians 10:12.

    Sometimes the motives for these can be to brag about what areas in our lives we think we have "arrived" at.

    While I do not think that is Jail Minister's intention, I do think some of his "categories" are "loaded" so to speak.

    Its kind of like asking someone "when did you stop beating your wife?"

    Well just for fun I will respond to the categories and "unload" those that I think need "unloading".


    _5____ 1. Respond lovingly in all situations

    __8___ 2. Spend time with God daily(if this means
    talking to God in prayer)

    __8___ 3. Do not practice ungodly behavior with ungodly people.

    __8___ 4. Conduct business honestly

    __7___ 5. Personal life is above reproach

    __8___ 6. Never gossip about anyone

    ___8__ 7. Ask God to reveal sin in my life

    __7___ 8. Always attend church

    __7___ 9. Give what the Lord has laid on my heart to give.

    __7___ 10. Usually sensitive to needs of others


    IFBReformer
     
  14. Jailminister

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    Like I said, I got this off another web site and thought it was thought provoking and wantd to share it with the board. No big deal, REALLY. I promise.
     
  15. Loren B

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    Self analysis is quite scriptural. Posting it, quite immature.
     
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    I'm probably gonna get "blistered" for this one but here goes.

    I was preaching a series through the Sermon on the Mount and came to the text where Jesus was dealing with judging people who have "splinters" in their eyes--He said something to the affect--"And why do you try to get the splinter out of your neighbor's eye while all along there is a beam in yours?

    Now, we have folks who I call "speck" hunters! Going around "sizeing" other preachers up and stuff.

    And I told the folks listening--we'll always have "speck" hunters looking for the microscopic things in our lives---but here's what we need to be doing---

    we need to be living so much like the Lord Jesus Christ--in our minds, in our speech, in our conduct, in our actions--we ought to be so exemplifiying the blessed Lord Jesus Christ in our daily lives--it would be where when folks come to us "huntin' specks" in our lives----oooooooooohhhhhhhh, their dogs are gonna havta be "huntin' HAAAAAAAAAARD!!!!!"

    The thing is---if I come huntin' a speck in your life---how hard am I gonna havta hunt??? Am I gonna get a few shots off--or will I get to go home empty handed---no "specks" in the bag!!??

    Your Southern Baptist preachin' buddy,
    Blackbird
     
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    Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
     
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    I don't know where Massdak nor JailMinister are headed with this--but I believe it was ole Absalom who got to "struttin' around" and got hung by his own hair--those oak limbs hangin' on tight!!

    The word teaches us in Romans 12; 3, " For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."

    Don't strut too high up on the saddle--or that mule will leave you hangin' and danglin' just like it did ole Ab!! Then Joab is gonna come and shoot a dart in your heart!

    Your buddy,
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    And speaking of "specks"---for all the ten's you give me---I'll guarantee I'll find a "speck"--I get to huntin' hard enough---better to be out in the open with all humility!!!

    All I have to do is hold your ten up to the word! Your "ten" will "bend" under the perfection of the word!!

    Blackbird
     

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