We are all currently in the COVID-19 situation. It is recommended that you take your temperature twice daily and exercise self-supervision. Those who do not take their temperatures often risk having undetected symptoms, increasing the likelihood of unknowingly spreading the disease.
We are also currently living in the time where false Christs and false prophets may appear (Matthew 24:24). It is recommended that you take your spiritual temperature often and take special note of it, not slacking in any way. Those who do not do so, or those who do not practice self-discipline, will be in a very dangerous state.
The Bible exhorts us to examine ourselves constantly. Psalm 4:4 says, “Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”. Before partaking in the Lord’s Table, Paul exhorts us to examine ourselves, lest we eat damnation to ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:28-30).
Friend, may this COVID-19 pandemic be a wake-up call for us too, to not only constantly check our physical temperatures, but also to use the Bible as a measure of how we should live, in accordance with God’s Word.