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!