Think about what you look like. Picture your appearance in your mind. Do you have it?
Now if you were to go look at yourself in a mirror and you saw something out of the ordinary what would you do? Say you go to look in the mirror and you have some popcorn in your teeth, or a bit of snot running down your nose, or, worse yet, an unsightly pimple.
My guess is you would be anxious to pick the popcorn out, wipe the snot, and attend to that pimple as quick as you could. But why? Because we have seen something that we do not like about ourselves or something that is not in its proper place, and we want to do the necessary action to get rid of it.
We do this almost naturally on a physical level, so why is it so difficult on a spiritual level?
When we read scripture we should be accepting that we in fact have something wrong with us, sin, but that the Bible has the answers. The answers that we are no longer slaves to that sin, but Jesus has paid the price for us. How foolish is it to know what the Bible tells us to do and yet we walk away and do not apply the principles to our everyday life? We must not merely be “hearers” of the word, but also “doers.”
James 2:7 says, “In the same way, faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Let us be conscious in making sure that we do not walk away from the foundational teachings of scripture with popcorn still in our teeth.
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Soli Deo gloria