Psalms 132-134; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 11:28
Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” By that he meant that we must not take things for granted but investigate everything to see if it has a ring of truth. The apostle Paul said much the same to the Corinthian believers. Apparently the Corinthian Christians were abusing the sanctity of the Lord’s Table.
They were gorging themselves at the communal meal; some were even getting drunk. Then, still wallowing in their unrepentant sin, these believers were partaking of the Lords Supper. Paul warned, “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28).
Self-examination is good for all of us. We need to keep short accounts with God. Daily we should ask, “Is what I’m doing today pleasing to God?” We should even ask, “Does what I do give evidence of my salvation?” Paul wrote, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves” (2 Cor. 13:5). When we keep short accounts with God it prevents that ugly sin build-up that stains so many Christians’ lives.
Take a close look—at yourself. Would you be comfortable knowing the Lord Jesus is examining your life closely? He is, you know. We all should do the same.
“Father, l want You to examine my life, but first let me take a hard look and clear away any clutter 1 find there. Give me the courage to daily check my life for the ring of truth-—Your truth.”
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett