December 27, 2017

Mirror, mirror in the World

Our physical reflection is inescapable when we look at ourselves. So too is the reflection of the heart is inescapable when we, and others, look at ourselves. People are able to determine the character of a person by their behavior, e.g., actions, attitude, speech.

It is wise to make sure that we carefully compare ourselves to the word of God on a daily basis. The Bible is the most confronting and convicting word from God, to help each person live in such a way that is pleasing to God.

“Just as gazing into the mirror-like qualities of a still water-pool reflect the detailed features of a man’s face so the standards and qualities residing deep within his heart reflect his character and display the innermost caliber of his soul. Just as we are enabled to study the physical characteristics of our facial features through the mirror-image, reflected in a clear standing-pool of water.. so an examination of the inner thoughts of the heart give a reliable indication of our spiritual standing – or perhaps uncover a hypocritical facade.” (Knowing Jesus Devotion)

If a person’s heart is corrupt, it will produce corruption in all that they do and possibly even in others. A heart though that has been cleansed by God, through the regeneration Holy Spirit begins to become more Christlike in the reflection of their lives.

James 1:22-25 says, “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.”

So, the question that must be asked is, do others see Jesus in me? Am I a good reflection of Jesus, not for the satisfaction of others, but to the honor of God?

As in water face reflects face, 

so the heart of man reflects the man. 

Proverbs 27:19

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Read a chapter a day in proverbs for the month.
December 27, Proverbs 27
Proverbs 27:19

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