Our Scripture reading for today is:
James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 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 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
A couple comments:
My wife always is frustrated because I really hardly ever look at my hair when I get out of the shower. She especially get perturbed when I don’t even look at it after she gets done cutting it! Pretty funny! But it ISN’T so funny when we forget to look into the mirror of God’s law and see where we have gone wrong in our lives and make any corrections necessary!
Have you ever wondered why someone all of a sudden drops out of church? There might be a lot of reasons, actually, but one very prevalent reason, I strongly suspect, is because they have decided to embark on a direction in life that they don’t want the Scriptures and/or God to comment on. They don’t want to look in the mirror and be faced with the reality that they are sinning! Ignorance is bliss! I think the temptation is there for everyone, but we must pray that we don’t let it overcome us, that we remain faithful to not only looking in the mirror of God’s law, but also, with God’s grace and mercy and strength, DOING it as well!
Make it your prayer today!