There was once a wealthy businessman who was fascinated by the microscope. Looking through its lens to study crystals and the petals of flowers, he was amazed at their beauty and detail. He decided one day to examine some food he was planning to eat for dinner. Much to his dismay, he discovered that tiny living creatures were crawling in it! Since he was especially fond of this particular food, he wondered what to do. Finally he concluded that there was only one logical way out of his dilemma – he would destroy the instrument that caused him to discover the distasteful fact….. So he smashed the microscope to pieces!
“How foolish!” One might exclaim. But MANY people do the same thing with God’s Word, the Bible. THEY HATE IT and would like to GET RID OF IT because it reveals to them their TRUE condition!
James describes the Word of God as a MIRROR: “Do not merely LISTEN to the word, and so DECEIVE yourselves. DO WHAT IT SAYS! 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 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 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” (James 1:22-24).
The MIRROR of God’s Word reveals our TRUE condition! The imperfection revealed by God’s MIRROR is called SIN – and each one of us has been marred by it! “For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The Bible also reveals that there is something that can be done to take care of our” FATAL FLAWS.”
The CURE for our sin problem is Christ! Jesus died on the cross so that WE might have the forgiveness of our sins (1 Peter 2:24).
LOOK CAREFULLY into the MIRROR of God’s Word. When it painfully reveals your sins, DON’T throw it away! Keep looking and follow the instructions: place your trust in God (Hebrews 11:6), repent of your sins (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confess that Jesus is Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10), be baptized (immersed) in Jesus’ name for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38), and keep on looking into mirror of God’s word and OBEY its instructions (1 John 1:7).
Look into THE MIRROR! Do YOU like what you see? Won’t you DO something about it by submitting your life to Jesus TODAY?
God bless you.
David A. Sargent, Minister [email protected]