Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like (James 1:23-24).
The mirror doesn’t lie.
Oh, you might lie to yourself about what you see in the mirror, but the glass always plays it straight.
Every wrinkle, every pimple—right there on display.
By the way, I find it most inappropriate that wrinkles have appeared on my face before the pimples have retired. But that’s another story.
Scripture acts like a mirror for your soul. If you read it honestly and prayerfully, it will show you who you are.
If I look in the mirror in the morning and see something disgusting hanging from my nose, and I go off to work without removing it, what do you think will happen when I walk into my classroom?
Yep…and I’ll deserve it, too.
If I look in the Word and see something disgusting hanging from my heart, and I go off into my day without removing it…
It’s Friday, Beloved. Start your day with a good look in the mirror.