Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2, NKJV)
The ability to see ourselves as God sees us is not an easy task. The work of examining ourselves requires humility, meekness and thoroughness (2 Cor. 13:5). The word of God is the only tool available to us that equips us to successfully do so. More accurate than a surgeon’s laser, God’s word can cut to the deepest recesses of our heart to expose our sin and to compel our correction through repentance (Heb. 4:12-13). The deception that “we are always right” invariably prevents successful examination and correction of ourselves. God, who knows our hearts, has determined that we be “conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:29). Choose to let His gospel shape your heart and your conduct into the image of Christ.