All those who hear the Word of God
But don’t apply its teachings
Soon lose sight of who they are,
With backs turned to God’s mirror.
But blessed are those who hear God’s Word
And put it into practice;
They gaze into God’s special mirror
And see just who they can be.
About This Song:
This song might remind you a tiny bit of another of my songs, “When the Storms Come,” which is based on Matthew 7:24-27–one of Jesus’s parables…
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
“God’s Special Mirror” comes from James 1:23-25…
23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
What about you? Do you listen to God’s Word and then fail to let it change your life? I hope not.
God’s Word provides abundant freedom. Are you enjoying that freedom or have you forgotten what you look like–and what you CAN look like when you’re obedient to God’s Word?
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Links you might be interested in:
- Roger’s other blog, On Aging Gracelessly
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