Examine Yourselves


Elder John (Pat) Young

2 Corinthians 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?”

In these troubled times today (which differ little from many other times in the history of this sinful world in which we live), I have had many an occasion when I need to stop and do a self-examination, to be sure I am not allowing my thoughts of what is transpiring in the world, to contaminate my thoughts of what is good and right before my Lord; because those good thoughts are what is, “in the faith;” and everything else is of the hearts and minds of men, of which some may be profitable, but much may be unprofitable.

Christ in you, is the hope of glory!


Thoughts on Heb.7:22

Consider the text: “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.”

By so much; How much is So much? What would be required? Everything required to fulfill the law and the prophets, and take up the position as our Everlasting High Priest, able to reach out as the surety of all the elect; to lay His hands on us and join us to the Eternal God forever!

To reign as our King of Peace; in the New Testament of grace and peace, which laws are written in our hearts and minds, and proven by the Spirit of God in grace and truth each day, instead of the trial of obedience we cannot fulfill, to a law written on tables of stone.

How much? All it took