Scripture of The Day
September 30, 2021
A hearer of the Word and not a doer. (James 1:23 ) NAS
From Ultimate Success God’s Way Devotional By New Life Network
Your Bible is a mirror that shows you what you really look like in God’s eyes: “If anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.” (James 1:23-24) NAS
This word “man” is the Greek word for a male, so we are talking about the way men use the mirror. they glance just long enough to get the basics done-then they’re gone. But not a woman. They’re so intent on knowing how they look that they carry a mirror in their purse. They can find out anytime of the day how they look. The point here is not the difference in the way men and women use the mirror, but the difference between taking a quick glance at yourself and hanging out in front of the mirror until you have fully seen who you are in God’s eyes.
As we read God’s Word the Holy Spirit holds up a mirror before us. He wants us to see ourselves so that we can make whatever adjustments are necessary. James continues; “One who looks intently at the perfect law, (the word of God), and abides by it, having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:25) NAS
In what area of your life do you desire a greater measure of God’s blessing? Take care of the “doing” and God will take care of the “blessing.”