A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

Philippians 1:27 says to conduct ourselves in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel. Have you ever really thought about that? If your like me, it has not been that often, if at all. Conduct ourselves, which is the way we act, the way we treat others, and the way we treat God. We are to Conduct ourselves so that it measures up (worthy or worth) to the Gospel of Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 13:5 Paul says to examine ourselves to be sure we are in the faith. Too often, actually almost all the time, we tend to judge ourselves with the world and we become satisfied with where we are; but is where we are where God desires us? The New Testament is full of examples of people who were satisfied with where they were but they were not where God wanted them. In Matthew 7 Y'shua said that there will be many who cry Lord, Lord, but they will not make it. These are those who are satisfied with themselves.

Often marriages fail because them become stale. A stale marriage is one in which the participants become satisfied with where they are. They either feel they know all, or may just know enough, about their spouse; and they don't strive for that ever closer relationship with them.

The church has become stale in it's relationship with God. Like those warned about in Matthew 7, they feel their relationship was good, but they obviously didn't examine themselves, they didn't try to draw closer.

In virtually every single Christian I've ever talked to, they are all satisfied with the level of their relationship with God. If they don't profess this out of their mouth, they profess it with the actions they do. In the next several blog post's that are coming out, we are going to look at the examples the Bible gives that makes a person Laodieca - Lukewarm. I challenge you not to point fingers at someone else; instead, examine yourself: give yourself a HONEST examination, then turn off the TV, the sports, the Facebook, and get on your knee's before God - open the Word of God and see what it is that God desires of you to become worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

To Be Continued...
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