(2 Cor 13:5) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Introduction: We all know that occasionally we need to get a physical examination to see what condition our body is in. Shouldn't we also take time for a Spiritual examination to check our relationship with our Savior.
A HEART EXAMINATION
(Psa 26:2) Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
We need to have regular heart examinations.
(Mat 5:8) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
When we fill our hearts with love for the Lord Jesus Christ it drives the impurities from our heart. Once in a science class the teacher placed an empty jar on a table and asked the class how he could get all the air out of the jar.
Some suggested using a vacuum. Some thought to try other ways but there didn't seem to be a solution. When everyone had given up the teacher took a pitcher of water and slowly poured it into the jar until it was full. All the air was gone.
In a similar fashion the same is true of our hearts. The way to keep the heart pure is to keep it full of love for our Savior.
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