A BIBLICAL LOOK AT 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?
- Necessary before the communion.
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
- Cause of difficulty in.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
- SHOULD BE ENGAGED IN
- With holy awe.
Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
- With diligent search.
Psalms 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
- With prayer for divine searching.
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
- With purpose of amendment.
Psalms 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
- Advantages of.
1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.1 John 3:20-22 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.