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Let A Man Examine Himself
by Minister Ginger London, MA
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves" (2 Corinthians 13:
5). The New Living Translation says it this way, “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is
really genuine. Test yourselves.”
Before you can make good choices about the relationships you get involved in and the people
you allow into your life there are two things you must know. First, who you are and second,
your motives for wanting to establish relationships. One way to get to know yourself is to
examine yourself. Take a microscopic and honest look into why you think the way that you
do, and what kind of person you “think” you really are. In other words, take a look at what
makes you tick.
If your motives are impure, your relationships will be unhealthy. For example, if your those of
bitterness, pains, hurts and resentments, your relationships will be filled with hurts and pains.
It is dangerous and destructive to build relationships on shaky foundations – somebody always
gets hurt emotionally.
If you want to make good choices in selecting the people you get involved with, you will need
to “shake yourself loose” of things that are keeping you from making good choices and from
being a good choice.
Please visit the "Study Room" for an exercise on "Let A Man Examine Himself" from Psalm
Except from the study manual - "Friends, Foes and Fellow Christians"
|Remember: A man who has friends must show himself friendly (NKJV)