Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it 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. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:22-25
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:11-12
6 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures – Self Portrait”
Love James…”do what it says”. Isn’t that the key to us marching alongside our precious Savior? Amen my sister in Christ.
Thanks for your comment, Kate! Do what it says–yes, but also, we must SEE what we see in the mirror–that self portrait that never lies . . .
That was the bit that leapt out at me too: “do what it says”!
Although I need to read more I think in order to do that. But maybe that’s an excuse of inaction.
Hello, Sanstorm! Thanks for the comment. 🙂
You know, my children had to memorize this book and they used voice emphasis in the recitation like this: DO what it says. It does jump up and demand notice.
But what gets me, still, is the part where it implies that if you do not do what it says, then you are just like someone who looked in the mirror, saw smeared lipstick, and then FORGOT to FIX it!
Too bad, eh?
Any excuse to read more is fine with me. 🙂
I particularly love the Corinthians verse. James is lovely as well. Hey, i never knew these words of wisdom and beauty were from the bible. Just not well-read enough. Beautiful. Thanks. 🙂 melis
Hello, Melis! Oh, I love that section of Corinthians, myself. Never tire of it. And I always am finding something in the Bible that I never knew was there. It’s alive!