Column: Focus exclusively on will of God, not false appearances of belief



James provides a powerful illustration in James 1:23-24. He says, “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 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”

When do you quit looking in the mirror in the morning? You typically don’t quit looking in the mirror until everything is just right. Some people are more committed to fixing what they see in the mirror in the morning than fixing what they see in the reflection of God’s Word.

When God’s Word is held up in front of your heart, what do you see? Is there a need to work on some area(s) of your life? Is there a need to change some habits or become more disciplined? Is there a need to make some changes in a relationship?

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