Let’s take a look at scripture for a moment…
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.”
A mirror can be our enemy, but it can also be a great motivator. In a mirror we see our true selves. What you see is what you get. We may not like what we see, and sometimes the truth hurts. The mirror can be insensitive. It can be downright cruel. It shows everything. The question we need to ask ourselves is, what is the mirror telling me?
Understanding God’s word as a mirror changes how we view it. In the past I have read the Bible and said to myself that this is for so and so. When we look in the mirror we need to see our own reflection, not someone else’s.
Finally, when we read something in God’s word that convicts us, we need to do something about it. We would not look into a mirror, find a hair out of place, and do nothing about it. So we shouldn’t ignore what we see in God’s word. The Bible says that if we ignore what the mirror tells us, and do nothing about it, we are only fooling ourselves.
So, how much time do you spend in front of the spiritual mirror, the Word of God?
By Pastor Louis DiMonaco