Monday, February 13, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - An Exam For The Examiner

Monday February 13

Bible Reading:     Romans 2: 17 - 29

Topic:         An Exam For The Examiner

During a Post Graduate Internal Defence exercise, a full time Lecturer in a Nigerian University who was also a Ph.D student was to defend his Thesis.

As a Lecturer, he had been examining his students after teaching them. But on the day of his internal defence, the examiner faced his own examination.

So it is with us.

In our passage today, there is a direct question of self examination "you who teach another, do you teach yourself?, you who preaches that a man should not steal, do you steal?, You who teaches that a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? (vs. 21 - 23)

The Jews boast over their righteousness and spiritual superiority over Gentiles made those questions timely and necessary for them.

Let us examine ourselves and ask God to show us where we need positive change.

Let us ask God to help us not to merely profess Christ while our character contradicts our profession.

We must take this matter seriously.

Today is the examination for the examiner

Lord examine me lest I examine myself wrongly and give myself a pass mark which bears no resemblance to the reality of my true spiritual condition, Amen

Memory verse:   Romans 2: 29
"But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not of man but of God."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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