Summary: A message on our reflection in the mirror of the Word.
Faces in the Mirror
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
1. DISTORTED MIRRORS
A. Many look into the MIRROR of SOCIETAL STANDARDS!
B. Many look into the MIRROR of SINFUL or SLOTHFUL SAINTS!
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
Slothful = Sluggish
C. Many look into the MIRROR of "SUPER-SPIRITUAL" SAINTS!
Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind—Colossians 2:18 (quickview)
2. DIVINE MIRROR
A. The MIRROR of the WORD REVEALS our FAULTS!
B. The MIRROR of the WORD REMINDS us of our FRAILTIES!
C. The MIRROR of the WORD RATES our FRUITFULNESS!
D. The MIRROR of the WORD REFUSES to FABRICATE or FLATTER!
E. The MIRROR of the WORD RELATES our FIXABILITY!
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed—Luke 4:18 (quickview)
3. DAILY MIRROR
A. Daily looking into the MIRROR points to spiritual IMPERFECTION!
His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God—1Corinthians 2:10
B. Daily looking into the MIRROR provokes spiritual IMPROVEMENT!