My Daily Covenant 2017 Edition – Monday January 2, 2017
Topic: Examine Yourself
Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5
The type of examination we are looking at here is a sort of appraisal of our walk with God last year. By this time last year, some of us made series of resolutions to serve God, walk with Him and be more committed. How did you perform in your resolutions? How did you keep to your promises to serve God better? In all your struggles of last year, are you sure you didn’t offend God? Did you ask for forgiveness of sins? Jesus and His parents went to Jerusalem and after worship, He stayed behind and the parents left thinking that Jesus was in their midst. They never knew that Jesus was not with them (Luke 2:42-46) just like some people who abandoned Jesus and took to pleasures of life during this Yuletide.
Paul called on Corinthian Christians to examine and test their lives to see if they were still in faith. Just as we get physical checkups, Paul urges us to give ourselves spiritual checkups. This is very much necessary at the beginning of the year like this so as to enable us redirect our steps if we have been on the wrong track of our Christian race. We should look for a growing awareness of Christ’s presence and power in our lives. That is the evidence to show that we are true Christians or merely impostors. If we’re not actively seeking to grow closer to God, we are drawing farther away from Him. Are you truly still in faith?
Food for Thought: 1 Cor. 9:27
Memory verse: 2 Corinthians 13 verse 5
Prayer: Lord God, help me to always examine myself to avoid running this heavenly race in a wrong track in Jesus name. Amen.