10 Tests for Knowing that you Know God’s Love – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The following is a summary of 10 tests for knowing that you know God’s love as preached by Martyn Lloyd-Jones in his sermon on 1 John 4:16.  Specifically, they can be found in his collection of 1 John sermons entitled Life in Christ: Studies in 1 John published by Crossway.  They are listed in reverse order.  Following along in 1 John, we can submit that knowing God’s love equates to being His child, therefore our list can be evidences of genuine salvation.

10. A loss of the feeling that God is against you.

9. A loss of a fear of God, while a sense of awe remains.

8. A sense that God is for you and that God loves you.

7. A sense of sins forgiven.

6. A sense of gratitude and thanksgiving to God.

5. An increasing hatred of sin.

4. A desire to please God and to live a good life because of what He has done for you.

3. A desire to know Him better and to draw closer to Him.

2. A conscious regret that our love for Him is so poor combined with a desire to love Him more.

1. A delight in hearing these things and in hearing about Him.

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