You Like What You See?
was once a wealthy businessman who was fascinated by
the microscope. Looking through its lens to study
crystals and the petals of flowers, he was
at their beauty and detail. He decided one day to
examine some food he was planning to eat for dinner.
Much to his dismay, he discovered that tiny living
creatures were crawling in it! Since he was especially
fond of this particular food, he wondered what to do.
Finally he concluded that there was only one logical
way out of his dilemma - he would destroy the
instrument that caused him to discover the distasteful
So he smashed the microscope to pieces!
foolish!" one might exclaim. But MANY
people do the same thing with God's Word, the Bible.
THEY HATE IT and would like to GET RID OF IT because
it reveals to them their TRUE condition!
describes the Word of God as a MIRROR: "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"
MIRROR of Godís Word reveals our TRUE condition!
The imperfection revealed by God's MIRROR is
called SIN - and each one of us has been marred by it!
"For ALL have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
The Bible also reveals that there is something
that can be done to take care of our"
The CURE for our SIN problem is Christ!
Jesus died on the cross so that WE might
have the forgiveness of our sins (1 Peter 2:24).
CAREFULLY into the MIRROR of Godís Word.
When it painfully reveals your sins, DON'T
throw it away! Keep
looking and follow the instructions:
place your trust
in God (Hebrews 11:6), repent
of your sins (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confess
that Jesus is Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10), be baptized
(immersed) in Jesusí name for the forgiveness of
sins (Acts 2:38), and keep on looking into mirror of
Godís word and OBEY its instructions (1 John 1:7).
into THE MIRROR!
like what you see?
Wonít you DO something about it by submitting
your life to Jesus TODAY?
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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