Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The Christian Perspective:

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who am I, do I know at all?

How many people have repeated the line "Mirror Mirror on the wall…?" I learned this iconic line as a kid and it still resonates with me today. How many of us have depended upon the mirror to

reflect what we see, such as, our natural appearance or our actions, and how many times have we anticipated a truthful answer from the mirror?

When we look into the mirror what do we see? Do we see ourselves as we are, or as we expect to be? Does the reflection in the mirror tell us truths about ourselves or does it choose to deceive? What better way to examine ourselves then to take a good long look in the mirror. If a man made object like a mirror causes us to make adjustments to ourselves base on what the reflection reveals, concerning our natural appearance, how much more will God’s word do just that for our spiritual lives? James proposes that God’s word is like a mirror.

James 1:22-25 says "22 but be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.."

One thing’s for sure, when we take an honest look into God’s word, it will reveal some things we can see and some things we cannot see. We can glance in the mirror while in passing to fix our hair, check our nose or check our clothes. But when we look into God’s word for a self-inspection we must not glance, we must look intently…continue in it…remember it…and do it.

Just hearing the word of God is not enough; we must apply the word to our everyday lives. The love of scripture studied, and applied to our lives has many benefits: it helps us to evaluate ourselves and our actions and it also incites action. That action is called change, healthy change, and we will be blessed in our doing.

Listening and receiving again and again the truth of God's amazing love and grace for us will help us to be more deliberate and faithful in our words and deeds. By allowing God’s word to transform us, we can begin to live our best lives and live it at its fullest potential!

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