Examine Yourself By Brenda Drake


Laminations 3:40
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

         It is easy to see what others need to change.  When busy trying to fix everyone else we forget that we also need improvement.  In fact, sometimes when we compare ourselves with world around us, we look pretty good!  But, when we look into the Word of God, and when we listen to the voice within, we see that there is no real reason to be proud and haughty.   I do believe in my Father’s eyes I am clean and whole for He sees through the blood of Jesus.  But I know also that the Holy Spirit is very observant and hears everything I think, say, or do.   He beholds everything and weighs even the motives behind every action.   I must always be very careful not to grieve the Spirit by covering over or excusing my own sins while examining others..

Examine Yourself

Self-analysis eliminates the possibility that a flaw will stay.
Along with careful scrutiny and a will to God’s Word obey
A dangerous deception the enemy tells;
Is that you are fine and all is well.
He says “You are much better than you used to be,”
And encourages you not to worry, for now you are free.
Free from bondage of the Law, and free from rules of right or wrong.
He whispers, “You now to a special group belong.”
The heart that loves God and truly desires to please,
Will ask their Lord, to search inside and to help them to see.
They are confident His blood covers them as they seek to change,
But, they also know, any hidden sin must not in them remain.

             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.


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