8478 self-examination, teaching on

8478 self-examination, teaching on

Self-examination should take place on the basis of God’s revelation of himself and the example he sets believers in Jesus Christ. It is especially important before confessing one’s sins.

The importance of self-examination

Hag 1:5 See also Ps 4:4; Ps 77:6; Hag 1:7; Hag 2:15,18; 1Co 11:28; 2Co 13:5; Heb 3:12

A lack of self-examination leads to pride and self-delusion

1Co 11:28-29 See also Mt 7:5; Jn 8:7; Ro 2:1-4

Self-examination is not easy because of humanity’s fallen nature

Ps 19:12-14 See also Jer 17:9

God helps believers in their self-examination

Ps 26:2 See also Job 7:17-18; Job 13:9,23; Ps 11:4-5; Ps 139:23-24; Pr 5:21; Jer 17:10; Jer 20:12

The purpose of self-examination is to lead people to God and amendment of life

La 3:40-42 See also Ps 42:5,11; Ps 43:5; Jas 1:23-25

Self-examination is especially important when ministering to others

Gal 6:1 See also Ro 14:4; Gal 6:3-4; 1Ti 4:16; Jas 3:1

See also

1461truth, nature of
6029sin, forgiveness
6624confession of sin
8451mortification
8662meditation