Ephesians 4:17-24 – “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
It’s Monday. I am guessing that each and every one of you have already looked in the mirror this day. Did you see wild and crazy hair? Did you see bags under your eyes from not enough sleep? Did you see someone well rested and refreshed?
When we look in the mirror, we tend to see only the physical aspects of ourself. We don’t look at who we really are as we look in the mirror. But maybe we should.
We will stand in front of the mirror and point out every flaw and every wrinkle and every misplaced hair but when it comes to seeing the flaws, wrinkles and misplaced attitudes, well, we don’t have time to look at those. That’s just part of living in this sinful, old word, right?
We will look into the mirror and tell ourself that everything is ok, that I’m going to be fine on my own. We will ignore the warning signs and keep on going because we can handle things.
That’s the old way. Those thoughts and plans should be a thing of the past when we accept Jesus as our Savior. We don’t have to face it alone.
Mirrors always show truth. And the truth is – we NEED Jesus. We need to be renewed in Him each and every day. That means spending time with Him. That means reading His word. That means praying. That means listening when He speaks. That’s what the mirror is trying to get across to us – we NEED Jesus.
So today, look closely in the mirror. Don’t just see the physical attributes you have. Look deeper. See who you really are. Look at your intentions and desires. See why you really go on each and every day. It may not be pretty, but we all need a good, hard look into the mirror on the wall.