SCRIPTURE FOCUS FOR THE DAY
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.James 1:22-24 NLT
When one looks in the mirror, he or she sees the reflection of self in it. All the imperfections, flaws, are clearly seen, and are perfectly reflected unto the screen before us. Naturally we don’t like smudges, and wrinkles, so we will try our best to remove them, or cover up with makeup, because let’s face it, who likes to see zits, and pimples on one’s face?
The BIBLE is likened to a physical mirror in this passage. Reading the word of God is good, and beneficial to one’s walk, just like a mirror in our room or bathroom, however just reading the WORD is not enough. We must apply the words of wisdom, to our life. The Bible is our spiritual standard, as the mirror to physical appearance, and we must seek to change things that do not align with the word of God. Those pesky habits, wrong behaviors, are hindering us from prospering, and excelling into greatness. As we dig deep into the scripture, those flaws, and weaknesses will be clearly seen, and our spirit man will urge us to remove those imperfections, far far away.
We don’t just read the bible, and walk away unchanged, we read the bible, apply the words to our life, and through the process, change into glorious image of Christ.
We become more like him, in our words, through our actions, and behaviors. We examine our hearts through the WORD of GOD, apply the treatment, and correct the image, to perfectly reflect CHRIST, and see the world through his eyes.
I hope you have been blessed through my study. My desire is that you too apply the WORD of GOD to your life, and walk away changed.
For more of WORD DELIGHT
- GOD is my resting place
- Love God with all your heart, mind, and strength
- No blame, no shame in Jesus
- Love does not delight in evil
- God’s love is unconditional