Sunday Post: A New Year’s Self-Exam

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Job’s lamentation to God: “How many are my iniquities and sins? Make known to me my rebellion and my sin” (Job 13:23).

In Psalm 17:3 David said, “You have tried my heart.… You have tested me and You find nothing.”

Then, in Psalm 26:2 he cried out, “Examine me, O Lord, and try me.” “Test my mind and my heart.”

David prayed for God to examine him, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way” (Psalm 139:23-24).

In Lamentations 3:40-43 Jeremiah urged his fellow Israelites, “Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the Lord,” and the Lord challenged Israel to “Consider your ways!” Haggai 1:5-7.

And Paul wrote about the self-examination to be done before partaking of Communion: “…But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup (1 Corinthians 11:28).

What better way to start the new year than in prayer and an inward search into our spiritual life in Christ?

May you be blessed richly during this coming year!

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