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November 5 - Morning

"Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat
of the bread and drink from the cup.
 For those who eat
and drink without discerning the body of Christ
eat and drink judgment on themselves.

- First Corinthians 11:28-29

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Examine Yourself    

Among the strife and division in the Corinthian church were the individuals who demanded their
“rights” and promoted their own selves and ideas. To each one of these Paul writes:

“Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from
the cup.”

The context of this warning is towards some believers who considered themselves better equipped
to lead and more worthy of social acceptance, than some of the “lesser” believers.  Paul actually
tells the Corinthians that their church services do more harm than good. In other words, it would be better for a true believer to avoid the Corinthian church service:

“I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.”
– First Corinthians 10:17

Paul tells the Corinthians to “examine” themselves (or, dokimazo “to put to the test,” “to approve after examination,” here in the present tense imperative mood which commands a repeated, ongoing action by the Corinthians.) In the usual Greek usage of this verb dokimazo, “testing” or “examination,” is done by another person in a court of law, but Paul pleads with the Corinthians to do this themselves. The Corinthians are being told to examine themselves in the courtroom of their own souls, before this judicial case goes to a higher court, namely the Lord, who will judge them in the present, and, again, in eternity.

“If we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.” – First Corinthians 11:31

John writes concerning what we as believers are to do with sin once we “examine” ourselves:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – First John 1:9

We as believers are told by Paul to be continually examining ourselves. John tells us that when we find sin in ourselves we are to confess it as sin to God. God will be faithful every time to forgive us and purify us so we can continue to grow, mature and lead spiritually productive lives.

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Satan does not care how many people read about
prayer if only he can keep 
        them from praying."

- Paul E. Billheimer




Something to Ponder??

John the Baptist was Jesus’ second cousin.
Mary (the mother of Jesus) and Elizabeth (the mother of John) were cousins (Lk 1:36). John was about 6 months older than Jesus (Luke 1:36).
When John the Baptist declares Jesus as the
Lamb of God and baptizes Jesus (John 1:36) this is most likely not the first time they met. John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins of the same age in a close family, so likely they were together often as children and as young men. They were 30 years old when John baptized Jesus.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Rum (Hb) - Extol (Eng) - the Hebrew word rum means "to be high," "exalted," or "to rise."
Many Psalms such as in Psalm 145:1 use rum to say "to be high," or "to be exalted."
Moses said he would rum the Lord for His salvation in Exodus 15:2.


In the 1920's Geologist Frederick Clapp surveyed the shallow southern end of the Dead Sea and noted an abundance of deposits of asphalt, petroleum, and natural gas. This matches the statement of Genesis 14:10 concerning the tar pits and the brimstone (or, sulphur) of Genesis 19:24-26. These combustible materials could easily have been ignited by lightning causing an enormous explosion that “rained down burning sulfur…out of the heavens.” (Gen. 19:24) This would be followed by “dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.” (Gen. 19:28)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I neglect to examine myself for sin and rebellion towards God's Word?
Do I frequently confess my sins to God in order to maintain fellowship with him?
I will examine myself often and confess my sin to God in prayer on a daily basis.
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know what is fitting,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse."
Proverbs 10:32
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