The Mirror of God

The Word of God is a mirror (James 1:23). If we wish to see ourselves as God sees us, we must look into His Word. A day seldom passes that we do not look into a mirror to see what we look like. As we look, we often see deformities -- spots and wrinkles we would like to remove. Cosmetics will help the physical form, but no amount of makeup can cleanse the soul.

When we look into the Word of God, we see ourselves as God will see us. It is no wonder that we read the Bible so little that we forget what manner of men we are, rule out the necessity of repentance, and thus deceive our souls. We need to "look into the perfect law of liberty" and continue therein and not be a "forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work this man shall be blessed in his deed" (James 1:25).

A little boy took the bible off the table in his home and said, "Daddy, is this God's book?" "Yes," replied the father. "That is God's book." The boy said, "Daddy, I think we better send it back to God, because we never read it." The bible is not just a book which to keep the family record and old letters. It is designed to make us wise unto salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). By the Word of God, we are sanctified (John 17:17). It is God's begetting power (1 Peter 1:23). It is "lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path" (Psalms 119:105). Have we looked into God's mirror today? If not, why not?

G. K. Wallace