Questions For Sabbath Evening

This is a repost of something I posted back in 2009.  Enjoy!


Just got home from the symphony – very good – very intense but wanted to get this posted… another section by Harvey Newcombe on the Sabbath called “Questions For Sabbath Evening”. Imagine how our Lord’s Day would be different if we would come to the day with the following things in mind – or reflect on how our day was spent this evening…



Did I yesterday make all needful preparations for the holy Sabbath?
What was my frame of mind, on retiring to rest, at the close of the week?
When I awoke, on this holy morning, towards what were my first thoughts directed?
How did I begin the day?
What public or private duties have I neglected?
What has been my general frame of mind this day?
With what preparation did I go to the sanctuary?
How were my thoughts occupied on the way?
What were my feelings, on entering the house of God?
What was my general frame of mind, while there?
What my manner?
Have I felt any sensible delight in the exercises of public worship?
With what feelings did I join the devotional exercises of singing and prayer?
In what character did I view the preacher?
As whose message did I receive the word?
For whom did I hear—for myself, or for others?
Was the word mixed with faith?
How much prayer did I mingle with hearing?
What evidence have I that it was attended by the Holy Spirit to my heart?
Did I indulge wandering thoughts, in any part of the public services?
How much progress have I made, in overcoming these heart-wanderings?
How were my thoughts occupied on my return from public worship?
How much time have I spent this day in my closet?
What have been my feelings in prayer?
What in reading God’s word?
What in meditation?
Have I felt and acknowledged my dependence upon the Holy Spirit for every right exercise of heart?
What discoveries have I had of my own guilt and helplessness, and my need of a Saviour?
How has Jesus appeared to me?
What communion have I enjoyed with God?
How have I felt, in view of my sins, and of God’s goodness to me?
What have been my feelings, on coming anew to the cross of Christ?
Have I, at any time this day, indulged vain or worldly thoughts?
Have I sought my own ease or pleasure?
Have I engaged in worldly or unprofitable conversation?
Do I now feel my soul refreshed, and my strength renewed, for the Christian warfare?

What do you think? Do you ever sit and ponder these questions at the end of the day?  Thoughts?

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