The Word of God is for everyone!
Each man should examine his own life!
When God gives a Word to bring forth to His people, whether it is encouragement, exhortation, correction, reproof or repentance, He brings it because He loves us and wants to let us know that His presence is with us. In the case of rebuke, correction, or repentance, everyone who receives the Word of God to bring forth should always examine themselves as well as deliver God’s message to his people.
When God delivers a Word, the Word comes to all of Gods people to encourage, exhort, correct, to rebuke or to repent.
The Word of God is a mirror for us and we should always look into it to examine ourselves and our lifestyles. Sometimes, God has to bring to our attention if we are straying off and contrary to his word.
It doesn’t mean that it has to be something we consider major, even though all unrighteousness is sin, but it can be something such as thinking wrong about someone or anything, pride and arrogance, deceitfulness, saying the wrong things. It could be a number of things. Remember it’s the little foxes that spoils the vine (Song of Solomon 2:15).
We can’t exalt ourselves above God’s Word, so no one is able to point fingers at anyone else! Each time the Word is brought forth it is for every man/woman to examine himself. There is no one above the word of God – absolutely no one!
Just as God sent the Prophet Nathan to send correction and rebuke to King David, there is no need of being pious and arrogant, because God doesn’t care if it is the pastor, prophet, teacher, evangelist, or apostle, the bishop, lay member, saints, aints and all! God has no respect of person when He sends His Word to rebuke, correct, and to call for repentance, everybody wants the encouragement, but very few like to accept the correction, rebuke, or repentance message. Either we eat and accept all of the Word, or none at all!
God’s Word is to bring us in line with him, no matter how it comes! We all should receive it. God loves and cares for us all and He will warn us of our errors before we fall into destruction!
His Word is our mirror to look into our lives and bring into alignment the things that are contrary to the Word of God. It is a road map for us to guide and give us direction. This is not an excuse for to use against those in ministry or those that God sends to bring forth the word, because God does use the men and women of God to send the Word to encourage, uplift, correct, reprove, and to call for repentance.
Being that everyone is subject to God, let every man receive the Word of God and use it to examine his own life !!!
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. So that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV).
“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?” 2 Corinthian 13:5 (NIV).
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD” Lamentations 3:40 (NIV).
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.