“Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” Psalm 26:1-2 (KJB)
It is a bold request indeed to ask God first “Judge me”, then to request, “Examine me…” It is a needed thing to do that. Do I do that? I have. Even to pray, “Lord, whatever it takes to make me like Jesus; do it.” That is a bold request which will definitely put you to a test.
It is GOD who knows us best, yet He loves us most, and desires to work in our lives to accomplish His will and purposes to bring us to Himself, and His glory. He also will use us to bring others to Himself, and do the same in them.
The apostle Paul has written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit…
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
The LORD will do in our lives whatever it takes to get us where He wants us to be. Be prepared. Draw near to God.