This is a great passage in light of the Unstoppable Movement series we are currently going through on Sundays. In verse 5 the idea of a self-examination is brought up. Paul tells the Corinthians that they should examine themselves to see whether they are in the faith. At first glance this seems like it would plant seeds of doubt in people. But really it is an amazing act of love.
When we take the time to be introspective and examine ourselves, and our hearts through the lens of Scripture we truly see who we are. This is a very scary thing to do, because we are not perfect. But when we are asking the question of whether or not we are committed to the movement, we HAVE to examine ourselves. We have to determine whether we have the white hot passionate faith that is needed. In order to have that faith we must first know Jesus personally.
This is where the act of love comes in. There are so many people walking around that have been told all their life that they are Christians, but they really are not. They have no idea because they have never examined their heart. This might be you. Have you ever really looked at yourself and your life? Can you truly say that Jesus live in you, and you have a personal relationship with Him? It is the most important question you can ask yourself. If the answer is yes, awesome! That means that you can truly continue moving forward with that white hot faith. If not, then you can know Him today and change that. I would encourage you to please reach out to someone, we would love to talk more about it.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate