Monday, December 12, 2011

Error! Error! Try Again!

Don't you love those flashing red lights coming up behind you in the rear view mirror, indicating you made a error?  Or when you were in math class at the board, much like the photo above and you got it wrong?
I was reminded of such times this morning reading James 1: 22-24:
away, and fBut don't just listen to God's Word.  You must do what it says.  Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  For if you listen to the word and don't obey it, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, forget what you look like.  Oops...
We must be doers of the Word.  We must be careful with this scripture though.  It's not about simply doing.  We do because we are forever changed.  We are not able to earn anything for doing it -  it's the Word, it changes us and we must act because of the change.  Just like when you get stopped by a police officer, you learn a lesson that you try very seriously not to repeat.  You change to do better, hopefully!
Your entire being changes, because of God's Word!  The word in the original context meant deceiving or reasoning beside or alongside.  Meaning if we are just content to hear the Word and not live it we are making a very serious adding error!  WE messed up the equation.
God's Word definitely changed me and does change me daily. I goof up moment to moment and God's Word reminds me in a very loving way to get it done!  To try again and that I am forgiven, if I'm truly sorry.  
Do you know that mirrors in the early days were made of bronze or silver, no glass?  It would be pretty hard to get a clear picture of how one would look, wouldn't it?  It would have been pretty easy to forget what they look like looking into an imperfect background.  We must act quickly to change our ways after reading God's Word to allow it soak in and become a part of us, we need to be able to reflect about it before we put it out of our minds!
Thank you Father for your Words that definitely Light the Way for each of us to go!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Yep, I have been guilty of messing up an equation! Lord, change me.