In 2 Corinthians 13:5, Paul challenged the Corinthians to, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith.” This is a good thing. The neglect of our own salvation (Hebrews 2:1-4) and a sinful unbelieving heart (Hebrews 3:12-14) are ever present dangers in our walk with the Lord for which we must be vigilant against.
There is however, a time and place to set aside the self-examination and just do what the author of Hebrews said to do: Consider Jesus. For me, that day is today.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” (Hebrews 12:2-4)
Thanking God for the finished work of Jesus at Calvary.