Reasons Why God Wants Us to Examine Ourselves

Reasons Why God Wants Us To Examine Ourselves
By Pastor Alexander Redd

The Bible teaches us to examine ourselves concerning others with humility, love, and respect. In Philippians 2:3-4, the Apostle Paul writes, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

This means that we should not consider ourselves better than others or seek to put ourselves above others but instead seek to serve and care for others. Jesus also taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves in Matthew 22:37-39, saying, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." This means we should treat others with the same love and care we want for ourselves.

Furthermore, in Romans 12:3, the Apostle Paul warns against thinking too highly of oneself, saying, "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you." This means we should not overestimate our abilities or accomplishments and instead view ourselves and others with a realistic and humble perspective.

The Bible teaches us to approach our relationships with others with humility, love, and respect, valuing others above ourselves and treating them with the same care and concern we want.

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