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Summary: MAN LOOKS OUTWARD, GOD LOOKS INWARD!

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REFLECTIVE MIRRORS

OBSERVATION: EXODUS DESCRIBES GOD’S RESCUE OF HIS PEOPLE, THE ISRAELITES, OUT OF EGYPTIAN BONDAGE. HE MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL NAMED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AT MOUNT SINAI. THESE COMMANDMENTS WERE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GOD’S LAW. GOD DEMANDED ANIMAL SACRIFICES THE PENALTIES FOR ISRAEL’S SINS OF DISOBEDIENCE. THE CENTER OF ISRAEL WORSHIP WAS THE TABERNACLE (THE TENT OF MEETING). THIS TEACHING ADDRESSES REFLECTIVE MIRRORS DONATED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAVER INSIDE THE TABERNACLE.

INTERPRETATION: EXODUS 38: 8 (NKJV) HE MADE THE LAVER OF BRONZE AND IT’S BASE OF BRONZE, FROM THE MIRRORS OF THE SERVING WOMEN WHO ASSEMBLED AT THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE OF MEETING. EXODUS 38:8 (THE BOOK-PARAPHRASE) THE BRONZE WASHBASIN AND ITS BRONZE PEDESTAL WERE CAST FROM BRONZE MIRRORS DONATED BY THE WOMEN WHO SERVED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE TABERNACLE.

POINTS TO PONDER:

WHILE IN EGYPTIAN BONDAGE, ISRAELI WOMEN PROBABLY ADOPTED THE USE OF BRONZE MIRRORS.

YOU CAN LOOK INTO YOUR MIRROR AND SAY YES, BEAUTIFUL, SATISFIED. MAN LOOKS AT THE OUTSIDE: GOD LOOKS AT YOUR HEART! COMPARING YOURSELF WITH YOURSELF IS NOT GOD’S WAY. READ 1 SAMUEL 16:7. THE STATE OF YOUR HEART IS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN YOUR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

THE GOSPEL IS YOUR TRUE MIRROR SHOWING YOUR REAL SELF. IT CAUSES YOU TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF GOD. HE REVEALS HIS HOLINESS THROUGH THE PERSON AND WORK OF JESUS CHRIST. HE SAID TO PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM! READ MATTHEW 16: 26.

APPLICATION:

FIXATION UPON YOURSELF IS NOT GAZING UPON CHRIST. THE BEAUTY OF CHRIST’S HOLINESS MEANS YOU HAVE SURRENDERED YOUR FLESH. ROMANS 8: 7 (AMPLIFIED BIBLE) THAT IS BECAUSE THE MIND OF THE FLESH, WITH IT’S CARNAL THOUGHTS AND PURPOSE-IS HOSTILE TO GOD; FOR IT DOES NOT SUBMIT ITSELF TO GOD’S LAW, INDEED IT CANNOT.


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