“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.” James [1:23]-24
I got my first pair of eyeglasses in my 20’s. It changed my life! When I put on my first pair of glasses, the world around me became intensely vivid. I could see details in God’s creation that I had never seen before! The glasses showed me, with great clarity, the realities of a world I had been missing.
Scripture is a lot like my first set of eyeglasses. It helps us see the truth regarding the world around us—and more important, who we are.
One portion of Scripture that gives us a fresh view of self is the book of James. That’s where someone who knows the Word, yet doesn’t walk in faithfulness is compared to someone who looks in a mirror and completely forgets his appearance. The only way for believers to see clearly on our journey of faith is for us to read the Word of God regularly—and do what it says!
May we commit to looking to the Word of God daily. May we ask God to reveal our blind spots and allow us to see things clearly. And may the Spirit empower us to do what the Word calls us to do.
Heavenly Father, I confess that I have blind spots in my life. Please show me areas in my life so I can repent. Then empower me to walk in the ways of your Word. Amen.