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: 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?

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