The Mirror of God's Word

James 1:22-24

This morning we have heard from our Gideon ministry representative concerning the distribution of the Bible around the world. This is an important ministry and one that is worthy of our support. As people of God, we are to be people of the Word! Amen? Now that sounds good, but what does it mean? It means we are to spend time in the Bible. We may carry this book in our hands and have it on the table at home, but it means more than that!

People of the Word will treasure the Scripture in our hearts, not just our heads. The verse tells us that it will impact our lives in such a way that we will live for Him and not sin against Him, if we are people of the Word. Consider these thoughts:

We are born through the Word.

We grow by the Word.

We are rebuked by the Word.

We are equipped for service by the Word.

Jesus is the living Word.

There are many comparisons made in the Scripture to help us understand the importance of God's Word in our lives. It is compared to light, fire, hammer, nail, bread, seed, shield and sword. In the book of James it is compared to a mirror.

As we get older we try to avoid mirrors. Maybe you are at that stage in life as well. But when it comes to God's spiritual mirror we had better pay close attention.

Jas 1:22-24 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Just hearing the Word or even understanding the Word is not enough; we must become doers of the Word. Consider with me this morning three important thoughts concerning God's Word as a mirror.

I. A Mirror for Examination.

II. A Mirror for Restoration.

III. A Mirror for Transformation.

Whatever our need is this morning? God will meet it! Do you need to come to Christ today and be born again? Do you need to come this morning for cleansing? Come now…do not delay! Is God calling you to prayer? Whatever the need, come.