originally written 15 Jan 11
posted 1 Nov 15
photo by: Shirley/Missouri/Oct 2015
We all have a need for self-examination…but NOT to compare ourselves to others.

The best purpose is to seek closer relationship with our Creator, not wish to be someone else.

Compare life to truth…strive to live a life for Christ.
Any other purpose is fruitless at best, dangerous at worst.

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
2 Corinthians 13:5-8

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
Galatians 6:1-6

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