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mentality, many times I have thought that I am doing a great job in school, because I am not failing like most of my friends at the time were. Because of this mindset, I never oncethought to myself that I should help out my brothers who are failing. It was a very conceited way of thinking, and it was the opposite of what God would have wanted. 2.We test our own work in order to prevent ourselves from comparing ourselves to others, and their work. This is to help us now boast in the weaknesses of others. The temptation is to always boast in ourselves when we see another who is weak in a certain area. When
we see another brother or sister failing in an area, we usually first think to ourselves that we are perfect in this area, because they are failing. This directly correlates with verse 3, because we are ultimately deceiving ourselves. So, we test our own work so that no one in the family of God is ever put down, or discouraged, but rather we can all unite and carry each other’s burdens together. Verse Five: 1.No this verse does not go against verse two in the passage. Verse two explains that we areto go through different situations and struggles together. While this verse wants us to realize that we will all have to give an account to the Father one day for the actions we chose to make. So, if a friend lives out verse two by keeping me accountable with my girlfriend, then he ultimately is fulfilling that truth. But, if I am continuing to sin with my girlfriend regardless of the accountability I am being given, then the fault is my own. Thetemptation is to think that just because we are getting help for our sin, that we can still live in it, and that we are blameless. But, by living this way we are deceiving ourselves. So, we are to recognize that every decision we make, it is our personal responsibility to give an account of what we’ve done. 2.I believe that this verse applies to everyone, because everyone will have to kneel before the Father in the Day of Judgment. Everyone will have to explain to the Lord why they did not put their faith in Him or trust Him when people told them about His faithfulness. Everyone will have to give an account of all of the idols they made up over time in their lives. Those who considered themselves to be sons and daughters of God will have to explain why they deliberately lived in sin; although, claiming to be believers. But, an additional comment to this belief; although, I believe that God will give consequences forthe wrong we have done, I also believe that the things we have done in secret will be
exposed as well when concerning the hidden righteousness. I believe God will share with every one of the good that His children have done without ever telling anyone of their acts. Jesus tells us in His sermon on the mount that everything done in secret will be brought to the light.