The Daily Nugget
Monday, June 27, 2016
Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
As a witness of the Lord Jesus, we must regularly ask the Lord to do a thorough inspection of us. The Psalmist puts it so powerfully here in our text. “Examine me”. This means to investigate, prove and try. A little twinge of nerves should spike within our spirit when we read this verse. We must open up to the Lord regularly and ask Him to do a thorough inspection of our fruit. This Godly investigation will reveal any faulty, unscriptural fruit. It will reveal wormy, pest infested areas of our lifestyle. It will reveal any rotten and decaying areas that must be trimmed out. Must we go on? It is easy to slide out of God’s will. It happens little by little until one day God launches a thorough investigation and we soon find ourselves bowed in humbling conviction. Our verse says “prove me”. Oh my goodness, that is a little intimidating. Because we know that the Lord has the ability to check out every area of our life. He can scan the cracks, closets, and all the hidden areas where corruption hangs out. The word “reins” usually means the insides, the guts of our spirit. But here it is a Hebrew word meaning not just our insides but our mind also. Our mind can house much corruption. The Psalmist asked the Lord to do a thorough inspection of the fruit of his mind. Oh me! Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts. I am feeling some personal conviction rising up in my spirit. God help us! He ask the Lord to inspect his heart. In other words, his spirit itself, the center of his life. Church, let’s ask the Lord to do a thorough inspection of our fruit output, of our spiritual life, and of our commitment to our responsibilities as a child of God. Amen.