1 Corinthians 4:3 – “… I do not even judge myself.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves…”
Examination and judgement are not the same. In court examination is done by the lawyer then judgement is passed by the judge.
In some sense examination offers the hope of correction while judgement concludes the matter.
As we walk with Christ, the Son of the living God, I think it is important to remember these distinctions, both towards others but just as importantly toward ourselves.
We must examine ourselves lest we become complacent or run off the tracks.
When we start to judge ourselves, then we have fallen into the snare of the enemy and are doing his job for him.
Revelation 12:10 – “…he who accuses them before our God day and night.”
What good can come of that?