I’ve found the following ten tests helpful for evaluating life. Scripture is offered with each one for deeper reflection. I offer this list for personal review not for judging others.
1. The test of anger: What makes you mad?
“He (Jesus) looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts” (Mark 3:5). “While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed (provoked within) to see that the city was full of idols” (Acts 17:16).
2. The test of humor: What makes you laugh?
“There’s a time to laugh, and a time to cry” (Ecclesiastes 3:4). “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh” (Luke 6:21) (see also: Ephesians 5:3-4).
3. The test of music: What makes you sing?
“Don’t be drunk with…
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