We all have our morning rituals. Several years ago, mine included dealing with my bed hair. My golden locks stuck out every direction and I had a cow-lick that wouldn’t stop doing its thing. I would stand in front of the mirror and try to get my hair tamed. Looks like my hair won and walked out in protest.

James talks about a far more important mirror and adjustment each of us must make. James 1:22-25 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

We must be doers of the word. When we encounter the truth of God’s word, we must adjust our lives. We need to live as He instructs us to do. For us to do otherwise would be a silly as looking in the mirror at unruly hair and ignoring it completely. Notice also the promise in v. 25. When we are doers of the word, we will be blessed. Today, let us all be hearers and doers of the word of God.

Author: James

I'm a 50 year old husband, father, bivocational pastor, science teacher, actor/singer, & full time nerd.

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