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Today's Daily Encounter 15th January 2020

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Today's Daily Encounter 15th January 2020

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Today's Daily Encounter

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

"Don't fool yourselves. For if a person just listens
and doesn't obey, he is like a man looking at his face
in a mirror; as soon as he walks away, he can't see
himself anymore or remember what he looks like."1

"Mirror, mirror on the wall ... lie to me!" Don't we
sometimes wish?

Either fortunately or unfortunately, mirrors don't lie,
unless, of course, the mirror is distorted. If so, its
reflection will also be distorted. And if I am not true
to my word and do what I say I am going to do, there is
something distorted within me. As the old saying goes,
"Talk is cheap." Keeping one's word and promises is a
character trait to be highly valued. It is being
authentic and maintaining integrity.

Unfortunately, it seems that keeping one's word for
many doesn't amount to too much anymore. Sadly, a
person who doesn't keep his word or his promises can't
be relied upon. Neither can he be trusted. And a person
who claims to be a Christian and doesn't genuinely and
consistently seek to keep and obey God's Word can't be
relied on either. Perhaps not trusted either?

As James said, "Don't fool yourselves. For if a person
just listens and doesn't obey, he is like a man looking
at his face in a mirror; as soon as he walks away, he
can't see himself anymore or remember what he looks
like. But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God's
law for free men, he will not only remember it but he
will do what it says, and God will greatly bless him in
everything he does."2

If we are mature, we will act in a mature fashion. If
we are responsible, we will act in a responsible
manner. And if we are sincere and genuine, we will act
accordingly and be known as men and women whose word is
their bond.

For after all -
It's what we do
Not what we say -
That says the most of all.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be a
man/woman of my word and, with Your help, one who seeks
to obey Your word. Always. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's Name.

1. James 1:22-24 (TLB).
2. James 1:22-25 (TLB).


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