Here’s Looking at Me
- 2 Corinthians 13:5-6
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 6 But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.”
One of the hardest things for us to do is to look at ourselves honestly. We’d like to think that we don’t have too many faults of bad traits. We seem to have an inborn defense mechanism that prevents us from being completely honest with ourselves which all makes self improvement that much more difficult. But in the preceding verse, the bible says that we are to examine ourselves, that’s honestly looking at the measure of faith that we possess.
It also goes on to say that we should test ourselves, give ourselves spiritual challenges which will make us grow and become spiritually stronger. Why is this important? Because Jesus Christ is a part of us and we’re to live for Him everyday. Just as the athlete in the ball game or the race, we want to play by the rules and don’t want to be disqualified from the game (1 Corinthians 9:27). Living a good, busy, faithful, trusting, loving, Christian life will keep us in the running with the Good Lord right by our side.
Every day we should look into the mirror of God’s Word, concentrating on our own personal ability (or inability) to look at ourselves and see ourselves just as God sees us.
Jay Launius 2020 Maud church of Christ Maud, Texas