God Told Me to Examine Myself and Spend Time Each Day Confessing Sin without Hurrying

“Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.” [Proverbs 4:26]

“Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.” [James 1:21]

Today in reading the Bible with two brothers in Christ (one a member of CrossView Church and the other considering membership), I think God’s Spirit was pressing on me a particular action. From my readings today I know God wants me to rid myself of sin and consider the path for my feet. I need to spend more time in self-examination, confession of sin, and repentance. So that’s what I was praying for today. I fell flat on my face before God and he humbled me BIG time. I struggled with sin and gave into temptation today and God not only helped me see my sin, but broke my heart in the process so that I can go deeper in contrition over sin and gladness over the gospel work of the Lord Jesus.

One particular sin against God is being self-righteous and shamefully critical of others. When I think something critical of someone I assume I am right. This strengthens my confidence in my critique and even stirs my passion for it. Then I start to tune out and not even hear what the person is saying to me. When I get to this point all kinds of things go wrong. I stop loving the person who’s speaking to me. I ignore God and his purposes for me in the moment. I consider myself wise and thus cease all opportunities to grow in real wisdom. And I grow in pride.

I’m glad God showed this to me as I considered the path of my feet. Now it’s time to take God’s Word and kill these sins to receive the implanted Word which is able to save me.

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About pjtibayan

I love Jesus Christ and live to share life and share Jesus together with First Southern Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County.
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