Know Thyself

By Rev. Jeff Gannon, Senior Pastor

We are all familiar with the Greek maxim, “Know thyself.” It was inscribed in the entrance of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. How well do you know yourself? Here are some questions that will help you better understand who you are:

• If you were in trouble, would you like to be at your mercy?

• If there were no laws, no police, and no courts – nothing to restrain you but your own soul, would you take what you have no right to take?

• Would you serve a person or cause without influence as fairly as you would a person or cause with influence?

• Would you pay as fair a price for an object someone was forced to sell as for an object he didn’t have to sell?

• Would you honor an unwritten agreement as honestly as if it were a written one?

• Do you talk as well of people behind their back as your do to their face?

• Can you be trusted in places no one knows you as well as you are where you are known?

• Would you hire you to do a job that requires a diligent worker with special competence?

• Would you like to work for someone like you?

• If you were your own partner, would you trust yourself?

• What is it like to live with you? How well do you know yourself?

I would highly recommend that you write out your answers. There is something powerful that happens when we see what we really think about ourselves. Then, don’t forget to read and re-read Zephaniah 3:17. This is a summary statement of how God sees you and loves you! The Lord, your God, is in your midst, God will rejoice over you with gladness, God will renew you in his love; God will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.

– Jeff

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