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 “Self-Examination”
 
This is something my doctor reminds me of when I get my yearly physical.
He says I should watch for anything (mole and such) that might turn dark or become sore.
 
If there is something that needs attention, he is counting on me to let him know.
 
Please read the following verses about another kind of self-examination.
 
2 Corinthians 13:5-10
5 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?
6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
 
7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong, and our prayer is for your perfection.
 
10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority — the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
 
Here, the Holy Spirit is telling us to do spiritual self-exams. Most times, we start our Love Feast and Communion service with a spiritual self-examination service.
 
Self-exams are a good thing.
Be in the Word of God and allow His Word to change our lives.
 
We have not arrived at the pinnacle of our faith, we never will.
We are in a constant process of reaching out to the Lord.
 
We rejoice as He draws us closer to Home.
 
I remember singing a song at camp about drawing closer to the Lord. Perhaps you know it too.
 
We’re on the upward trail,
We’re on the upward trail,
Singing, singing
Everybody singing
as we go.
 
We’re on the upward trail,
We’re on the upward trail,
Singing, singing,
everybody singing,
Homeward bound.

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