12 Probing Questions to Assess the Effects of James on Your Soul

This past week we finished up our series in the book of James. Here are 12 questions drawn from the book of James. Spend some time this week working through these questions and praising God for the Word and salvation he has given us.

Warren Wiersbe summarizes those points by urging each Christian to ask him- or herself a series of probing questions:

1. Am I becoming more and more patient in the testings of life?

2. Do I play with temptation or resist it from the start?

3. Do I find joy in obeying the Word of God, or do I merely study it and learn it?

4. Are there any prejudices that shackle me?

5. Am I able to control my tongue?

6. Am I a peacemaker rather than a troublemaker? Do people come to me for spiritual wisdom?

7. Am I a friend of God or a friend of the world?

8. Do I make plans without considering the will of God?

9. Am I selfish when it comes to money? Am I unfaithful in the paying of my bills?

10. Do I naturally depend on prayer when I find myself in some kind of trouble?

11. Am I the kind of person others seek for prayer support?

12. What is my attitude toward the wandering believer? Do I criticize and gossip, or do I seek to restore the person in love?


Ellsworth, R. (2009). Opening up James (pp. 169–170). Leominster: Day One Publications.

Fletcher Lang