A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Feb 15 2017 11:18 AM
We had a great weekend and Lord's Day here at Enon. Our Valentine's party was a big hit, and our worship services on Sunday were uplifting to me. I hope your week is just as positive. We hope to see you tonight at 7 for Bible class.
For now, here are a few Bible thoughts.
As the Lord was eating the Passover with the twelve, He announced to them that one of them would betray Him. Upon hearing this, the twelve were deeply grieved, and each one began to ask, "Lord, is it I?" (Matthew 26:22). They were examining themselves.
The Scriptures make it clear that all of us have a continuing need to be doing the same thing. When we participate in the Lord's Supper, each person is to examine himself (1 Corinthians 11:28). When we try to help others we are to be watching ourselves, lest we also be tempted, and each one should examine his own work (Galatians 6:1,4). The apostle wrote, "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves" (2 Corinthians 13:5).
It is not hard to see the practical wisdom of these instructions. For one thing, a person cannot begin to draw near to God unless he can examine himself. One who can only excuse himself and blame somebody else will never see his own need for repentance. Remember that those on the Day of Pentecost who asked, "What shall we do?" were first "pricked in their heart."
Next, examining oneself is the first step toward improving any situation. It won't do much good to spend all your time evaluating the other person, because you can't do what he must do. You can, however, look at yourself and work on you.
Finally, when we examine ourselves we take the first step toward being able to help others. A man who removes the beam out of his own eye can then see clearly to take the speck out of his brother's eye (Matthew 7:5). One who looks to himself can meet his obligation to restore a brother who is overtaken in a fault (Galatians 6:1). We never have the right to simply ignore trespasses, either in ourselves or others.
Paul said, "So then each of us shall give account of himself to God" (Romans 14:12). It behooves us to be examining ourselves now, rather than trying to fix the blame for our words and deeds upon somebody else.
Have a great week! Come See Us. We'd love to have you!
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376