Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
A major importance for having a medical checkup is to help identify a problem at its early stage before it gets out of control. From today’s Scripture, the apostle admonishes everyone to check/examine him or herself to be sure if we are still in the faith or not.
You see, just as a building does not collapse in a day, a man does not backslide in a day, it is a process, and when the signs are overlooked, they result in the eventual backslidden state. The Ephesian church was known for their works, labour and patience, for example, but unfortunately, they had left their first love which was why Jesus had to call them to order (Rev 2:1-5).
Are you not just busy for God while your relationship with Him is suffering? What’s your spiritual status like? To maintain a healthy spiritual life is to always check up yourself to see if there is any defect in you or areas you need to adjust on. Those little things you think do not count may be what will count against you, take note.
REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
To maintain a healthy spiritual life is to always check up yourself to see areas that need urgent attention.
May the Holy Spirit reveal your spiritual state to you so you know where to work on in Jesus’ name.