Just as physical examinations are necessary for a healthy physical life, spiritual examinations are necessary for a healthy spiritual life. And throughout the Bible you will encounter occasions when God’s messengers call on God’s people to examine themselves (Lamentations 3:40; 1 Corinthians 11:27-28; 2 Corinthians 13:5). So, scripture clearly teaches that spiritual examinations are essential, but what exactly should we be looking for when we are examining ourselves? In this lesson, we will consider 3 spiritual hazards for which we need to examine ourselves in order to ensure they are not threatening our spiritual health.
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”
1 Cor. 11:27-28