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THEME: SELF-EXAMINATION Matthew 7:5 NIV “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove... Revelation of the Word:


Matthew 7:5 NIV

“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”


-Jesus does not forbid criticism of wrongdoers. What He forbids is censoriousness, the spirit of faultfinding that overlooks one’s own shortcomings while assuming the role of the supreme judge in regard to the sins of others which is hypocritical. God reminds us in Luke 6:37, that we should not judge others and we will not be judged. We should not condemn and we will not be condemned. We should forgive and will be forgiven.


Self-examination is a vital component of our spiritual, emotional, social and financial health. Introspection should always be based on the word of God lest it becomes deceptive. Self-examination leads to repentance. Lamentations 3:40 reminds us that once we have examined ourselves we should return to God. The parable of the prodigal son discloses that when the lost son came back to his senses, he returned to his father. This is exactly what self-examination does, it brings us to our senses and we return to God with sincere repentance. Haggai 1:7 makes it clear that God calls us to give careful thought to our ways, and seek His mercy. Self examination teaches us to surrender to God. Galatians 6:3-5 cautions us saying, “if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.” Self-examination is a process that disqualifies one who is self righteous. Introspection can sometimes lead to self absorption instead of Christ-absorption. We know that none can be righteous by themselves apart from through Christ. We are called to also examine ourselves and test whether we are in faith. Faith in Jesus Christ is a guarantee mark of His righteousness in us. We are therefore called to test ourselves for Christ in us (2 Corinthians 13:5-6), and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.


Dear Lord Jesus we thank You and honor You. We bless Your holy name and revere You, for only You are to be feared before all other gods. Only You are our God and we have no other. We are sorry for the times we have made other idols in things and people, may You forgive us. We are sorry for the many times we have judged and condemned other, please forgive us dear Jesus. May You teach us to forgive as You have forgiven us merciful Savior. May You cleanse us from unrighteousness and anoint us afresh. May You fresh oil flow down Aaron’s beard unto his collar to cause a blessing upon us and our loved ones. May You heal our wounds and deliver us from all cancerous sins and evil. May You open many doors for us prosper and be of good health. May You bring forth Your promises unto us, families, churches, purpose and nation. May You respond to all our needs and desires of our hearts. May You bless us and keep us dear Jesus. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace in our hearts, families, nation and all the nations of the world. Amen

Further reading: James 4:12, 1 John 3:2021

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