9/13/19: 2 Corin. 13:1-14; Psalm 57:1-11; Proverbs 23:9-11
On my job we develop “Performance Objectives” that are used to evaluate our work performance. In developing the Objectives one of the tasks that I find the most difficult is to perform a “self-assessment.” That is to honestly examine myself to determine my job-related strengths and weaknesses. We then address how to improve on my weaknesses.
Do you hear Paul tell the Corinthian church to do exactly the same thing — perform a spiritual “self-assessment.” Of course the rewards for improving our spiritual weaknesses is not a bonus or pay raise — the reward is eternal. So, how much more important is this assessment!!
2 Corinthians 13: 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?