“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40.
Closely examine your own heart as in the light of eternity. Hide nothing from your examination. Search, oh! Search, as for your life, and condemn yourself, pass judgment upon yourself, and then by faith claim the cleansing blood of Christ to remove the stains from your Christian character. Do not flatter or excuse yourself. Deal truly with your own soul. And then as you view yourself a sinner, fall, all broken, at the foot of the cross. Jesus will receive you, all polluted as you are, and will wash you in His blood, and cleanse you from all pollution, and make you fit for the society of heavenly angels, in pure, harmonious heaven. There is no jar, no discord, there. All is health, happiness, and joy.
This world is a training school for the higher school, this life is a preparation for the life to come. Here we are to be prepared for entrance into the heavenly courts. Here we are to receive and believe and practice the truth until we are made ready for a home with the saints in light. –Maranatha, p. 57.
Question to think about:
Is it correct to flatter or excuse ourselves?
How can we become fit for the society of heavenly angels, in pure, harmonious heaven?
How can we be prepared to enter the heavenly courts?