As a nurse, my job is to physically assess a patient. I not only examine and probe by asking questions of my clients, often I am called upon to examine and probe their bodies, also.
We ask questions of an intimate and private nature. We ask people to disrobe and put on hospital gowns which do not go far in covering one's modesty, and then we have the gall to feel necks for glands, stick things into any orifice, and knead all sorts of private parts of bodies. We are examining and probing for areas which might be unhealthy. If we feel anything amiss, we order up tests and biopsies to further examine and probe into a person's body.
Jeremiah, seeing Israel very spiritually sick, comes to her side and says,
Let us examine and probe our ways,
And let us return to the LORD.
Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living," yet how many of us live day in and day out never examining and probing ourselves?
My life's passion is to help people poke and prod at their lives, looking at motives, watching for patterns, acknowledging strengths and weaknesses alike, seeking forgiveness.
Each one of us has the opportunity to come to the Great Physician, lift up our hands as he takes off our outer masks and dirty rags, puts us into a restful Sabbath and then biopsies our very souls.
The beauty of our LORD is that when we submit to his examining and probing touch, He will discover exactly where we need healing and will provide it for us.
Each one of our souls contains some cancerous growth. Why not submit ourselves to God's healing power and regain our spiritual health?
Isn't it time to return to the LORD for not only a physical, but a "spiritcal?"