Monday, December 17, 2007

James 1:23

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
(NIV)

The rest of this thought is in verse 24, so we can only look at the beginning of the thought today.

The listening is equated to the looking in the mirror. God's word reveals who you are. It is a wonderful characteristic of God's Word. Hebrews 4:12 puts it this way:
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
(NIV)

It discerns (or judges) the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is living and active. It gets down to the soul and the spirit. What an amazing book. If you look intently into it, it will tell you who you are.

Are you reading His Word? I mean really! It is THE Word of God, are you reading it?

Lord, Help me to look intently into your Word.
Help me to look there daily.
Help me to dwell on it moment by moment.
Help to bury it deep into my heart,
so deep that it becomes a permanent resident.

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