5 Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Don’t you understand that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless, of course, you fail the test. 6 But I hope that you will realize that we don’t fail the test. 7 We pray to God that you don’t do anything wrong, not because we want to appear to pass the test but so that you might do the right thing, even if we appear to fail. 8 We can’t do anything against the truth but only to help the truth. 9 We are happy when we are weak but you are strong. We pray for this: that you will be made complete. 10 This is why I’m writing these things while I’m away. I’m writing so that I won’t need to act harshly when I’m with you by using the authority that the Lord gave me. He gave it to me so that I could build you up, not tear you down. (2 Corinthians 13:5-10, CEB)
Test yourself to see if Jesus is in you, but know that you can’t fail the test?!?!
I had to read that a few times, Paul is telling the Corinthians to test themselves to see if they are in the faith. Yet he doesn’t tell them what the test should be or consist of. And then he says that if you fail the test Christ is not in you and you are not in the faith, but remember you can’t fail the test!
But we should still always take note of where we are and how we are connected to God. God will never leave us, but that doesn’t mean we don’t walk away from God.
So be mindful of where you are and how you are connected to God.