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How To Do A Self Examination

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves, Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

The Bible is clear that we are to examine ourselves.  Typically, we are more out to judge or examine others before we are to examine ourselves.  The Lord gives us to simple instructions:

  • Examine Yourselves
  • Prove Yourselves

There are some principles that would be good to highlight in order to learn to do a self examination.

  • Make Jesus Christ Your Mark:  We have a habit of comparing ourselves to others, when we are to make Jesus Christ our standard.  Remember, if you don’t look like Jesus then you don’t have any business judging others.
  • Make The Bible Your Mirror:  The Bible is not just a composition of stories and fairy tales, but it is a mirror that reveals to us all our impurities.  Reading the Bible requires us to align and adjust to it, rather than making it adjust to us.  Allow the Bible to be the device that shows us our imperfections.
  • Make The Holy Spirit Your Mentor:  There is no greater accountability partner than the Holy Spirit.  Allow Him to work in your life by giving Him complete access to your heart.  Trust me; the Holy Spirit will definitely be a truthful physician in the examination process.

Today’s Challenge:  Do a Self Examination using these tools and see what happens.

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