You cannot be a rich man simply because you know rich men exist. You cannot be a hero simply because you know there are men who are heroes.
It is hideously foolish to boast of something we are not. And simply because our ancestors and friends were something, it does not make us so.
You cannot be something while what you own is nothing. The tally never lies. Those who can’t count can be fooled. But there is One who counts perfectly.
You cannot be a blazing Christian unless your soul is blazing with the things of the Lord God Almighty. At best you can only be a decent citizen of this world.
The judgment of God never sleeps. He knows those who are his. He knows what kind of people they are, for he has made them so. He knows what they endure. He knows those who struggle for his Holy sake.
We can say anything we want about ourselves. Truth either bears witness for us or stands as a mighty wall against us.
Prime time to make a proper assessment.