Thursday, January 5: 2Corinthians 13- Examine yourself.

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? (5).

This morning God’s Word is plain and clear. Examine yourselves

Paul instructs, Paul teaches, Paul corrects and he will confront them in person when he comes. Until then the best advice he can gives is for the Corinthians to examine themselves. The onus is on them…

And the Spirit nudges me that the onus is on me to examine myself. God’s Word is open before me. Anytime I want to know what God says or thinks on a matter, all I have to do is open and read. God instructs, teaches, corrects and encourages through His Word. God will confront and judge me when Jesus returns or I die, whichever comes first. Until then the advice God gives is the same advice Paul gave the Corinthians, that I

examine myself to see whether I am in the faith; test myself.

Do I not realize that Christ Jesus is in me—unless, of course, I fail the test?

And this is good advice for all us, that we examine ourselves against the truth of God’s Word…

Lord, help me to be honest before Your Word, to hold Your Word as a plumb line for how I should be living, acting, thinking and dreaming. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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