The Bible teaches men to examine themselves to see whether they be in the faith…

2 Corinthians 13:5…Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves,

Knowing where you stand with Christ is a minute by minute obligation to a Savior that bled and died for your personal forgiveness found in Salvation of the human soul. Examination is a check and balance system for all believers to “know” where they stand at every point in their life on this side of Heaven.

The Bible  teaches that some have erred or departed from their faith in Christ. Erring or departure is caused from unfaithfulness to Christ and disobedience to Christ caused from sin. If faith was an eternal blessing given from God, men would not have to examinine themselves to keep their faithfulness and obedience to Christ. The so-called blessing of faith (given from God) would automatically keep man true without need of examination.

Self examination allows the believer in Christ to “prove” his faithfulness to God and to “know” his right-standing with a Savior on  a consciousness and obedience basis. To be conscious and aware to the presence of Christ in your life… belief and obedience to Christ is required. Examination allows the believer in Christ to keep himself in a constant state of the clean heart and holy lifestyle in the eyes of God.

What’s wrong with contentment and constant right-standing from faithfulness to Christ? Knowing where one stands in moral righteousness because God made you that way! Is this not a better life! A blessed new life with a clean heart! Freed from the guilt of sin! Ashamed of the old life. Obedient to God with no desire to go back! Staying on the path by the power of God. Keeping constant belief in Christ requires personal examination from time to time! Examination allows one to see what’s needed to stay true in the personal walk with Jesus. A child of God must live, act, and behave like a child of God. Must keep  faith in the person of Christ, in the power of Christ, and in the presence of the Christ who is Savior and Redeemer!

Examine yourselves from time to time… to see whether you be in the faith. Keep yourselves right with God. Be blessed!

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About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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1 Response to The Bible teaches men to examine themselves to see whether they be in the faith…

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Reading this blog reminded me that we need to settle our accounts with the Lord daily and this Evening Prayer may help us:

    If I have wounded any soul today,
    If I have caused one foot to go astray,
    If I have walked in my own willful way
    Dear Lord, forgive!

    If I have uttered idle words or vain,
    If I have turned aside from want or pain,
    Lest I myself shall suffer through the strain,
    Dear Lord, forgive!

    If I have been perverse or hard, or cold,
    If I have longed for shelter in Thy fold,
    When Thou hast given me some fort to hold,
    Dear Lord, forgive!

    Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee;
    Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
    O guide me, watch over me and my keeper be,
    Dear Lord, Amen.

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