564 Reflecting on Yourself This Way Is Key

Intro

Here’s what is most important

in self-reflection and knowledge.

Verse 1

The more you think that you’ve done well

or you’ve done right in certain things,

and the more you think you’ve met God’s will

or you have things to boast about,

then in those things it’s all the more

worth coming to know yourself

and digging deep for impurities

and that which can’t meet God’s will.

Verse 2

What Paul went through shows us this truth.

Paul knew more than most others did

and suffered much in his preaching work.

People held him in great esteem.

Thus he assumed there’d be a crown

set aside to reward him.

This led him down the wrong path

until he was punished by God.

Chorus

Where you’re sure you’re doing well,

it’s that part of you worth knowing even more;

it’s where you should seek the truth all the more.

Only then can God make you pure and perfect.

Verse 3

Paul did not aim to seek the truth

in the words of Jesus the Lord.

He just believed in his own notions

and that doing good and acting well

would earn him God’s favor and praise.

In the end, his imaginings

blinded his heart and hid his true face.

This should warn all God’s believers.

Bridge

Whenever you feel you’ve done especially well,

or believe you are gifted in some respect

and you don’t need to change or be dealt with,

you should strive for better knowledge of yourself

in that respect in order to see

if there’s something that resists God.

Chorus

Where you’re sure you’re doing well,

it’s that part of you worth knowing even more;

it’s where you should seek the truth all the more.

Only then can God make you pure and perfect.

Verse 4

Your every move and all you do,

and your direction and your goals

are now set by your thoughts and views.

Some people wear a good disguise,

don’t show or say things that resist God,

but there are things deep in the mind

that God hates and wants to expose

and that we should understand.

Pre-chorus

This is why God says:

Chorus

Where you’re sure you’re doing well,

it’s that part of you worth knowing even more;

it’s where you should seek the truth all the more.

Only then can God make you pure and perfect.

Adapted from “Only by Recognizing Your Misguided Views Can You Know Yourself” in Records of Talks of Christ of the Last Days

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