1. What is the Dispensational Context?
What Dispensation does this occur in? What has been revealed by God to these people to this point?
e.g. Psalm 51:11 refers to events which are impossible under the present dispensation
e.g. should a Christian keep the Sabbath, or keep the Law?
3. Do I Understand the Dispensational Impact?
How does this affect my understanding of this dispensation? Am I confusing dispensational obedience with salvation?
e.g. am I falling into the idea that keeping the Law was the way to salvation for Israel
e.g. 1 Sam 2:30 is an eternal principle, but material blessings for obedience are primarily a promise under the Law
5. Are There Dispensational Parallels?
Does this present concept have any parallel to some or all of the dispensations?
e.g. some people see a parallel between 7 dispensations and the 7 days of creation.
6. Have I Adopted Too Many Dispensations or too much Dispensationalism?
Have I fallen into Ultra-Dispensationalism? Am I using dispensational distinctives as an excuse for disobedience to the Word of God? Am I building doctrine on dispensational parallels or typology?
e.g. a Christian doesnít have to keep the Sabbath, so it isnít important if I go to church!