Saturday, July 09, 2016

True Self-Examination

A healthy, grace of God based, self-examination begins not so we can uncover and rectify wrongs with God and man, but so we can know what God has done for us and to us through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. This is no small thing! As the new self emerges to us, perfect and radiant to the glory of God, wrongs done will be seen as they are—already handled by Jesus—and therefore, easily admitted as foreign and harmful in our relationships. Health starts with what Jesus did, and consummates in belief and then action, where needed.

Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

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