The fight for salvation is a daily struggle
As Christian, we must be watchful of the devil and his tricks
The devil is eager to deceive us in any way he can
He is determined to steal our salvation by misleading us
And that’s why routine self-examination is crucial to be saved
We must examine ourselves daily to ensure we are still on God’s side
Thankfully, there are numerous bible verses about examining yourself
These scriptures teach us to assess ourselves if we are still in the faith
Are we obeying God’s commands? Are we living a righteous life?
And not just that, We must scrutinize what we believe in
We must examine what our spiritual leaders are teaching us.
And that is because, there are lots of false prophets with selfish ambitions in the world
In simple terms, our spiritual life can be likened to a mirror.
Each day, I wake up, take my bath, and then prepare for work.
After putting my clothes on, I take a look at the mirror.
Right there, I see my faults, and I quickly correct them.
I repeat this every morning and its never a difficult task to do
Likewise, in our struggle for salvation, we must examine ourselves in a similar manner.
I have put together test yourselves bible verses to motivate your soul.
Read and be blessed
Bible Verses About Examining Yourself
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?
Let us examine our ways and test them,
and let us return to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 11:28
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
1 Corinthians 9:27
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize
Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
I have considered my ways
and have turned my steps to your statutes.
Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.
More Test yourself Bible verses
1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.
Test me, Lord, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
1 Peter 2:16
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
How many wrongs and sins have I committed?
Show me my offense and my sin.
If we had forgotten the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21 would not God have discovered it,
since he knows the secrets of the heart?
Tremble and[a] do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
“But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon
Self-examination with these two steps
You have seen there are numerous scriptures about examining yourself. These scriptures teach us to repent, obey God’s command and reevaluate what we believe in
Here are 2 step process to assess yourself in the faith
1. Examine your faith
What do you believe? Do you believe in the truth?
Is there salvation in what you believe?
Are you being misled by a false teacher?
For many years, I was highly indoctrinated and followed all the rules of my church.
Until a few years ago, God opened my eyes to see the truth.
We can all learn God’s word in the scripture.
We can also determine the truth from the scripture with the help of the Holy Spirit.
God is merciful and has kept his promise to inject his words and commandments into our hearts
The scripture says,
“This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
Each day, I continued studying the bible
And as I did, I noticed there were lots of flaws with what I already believed in
One easy way to examine your faith is to study and scrutinize what you have been taught
There are lots of false teachers in the world. Examine your doctrines by reading the bible
2. Examine yourselves for repentance
We’ve already seen examine yourselves bible verses. But that’s not as easy as it sounds
We must search through our minds and see our faults
We are not perfect and have been corrupted by sin
Right from the beginning of the world, and in our mother’s womb, we have sinned
But in our imperfections, we can strive to keep God’s commands
Am I living as expected of a Christian? Do I obey God’s commandments?
May God open your hearts and minds, to always examine ourselves and return to God in truthfulness and purity of the mind. Amen.