"The Word As Mirror"
by The Sojourner
(NIV) James 1:19-27
(KJV) James 1:19-27
There is marvelous insight to
be found in the letter of James, Chapter One. You will gain
great understanding into what James is conveying to his
readers! James is letting Believers know the image they need
to understand they are beholding when the scriptures are
read concerning the image in which mankind was made and the
restoration of that which had been given away by the first
Adam in the Garden.
James is using a natural mirror to explain what a person is
like when they behold the image of themselves in the “mirror
of the word of God.” When a person is self-convicted of sin,
having recognized their own self in the mirror of the Word.
They are convicted by the explanation of man’s sinful
nature, as described in scripture, and if they repent
accepting the work of Jesus the Christ on the cross, they
are a new “In A Mirror” creature in Christ. It is this new
creature then, that we must understand or we will not
fulfill our destiny as designed by God. It is the second
Adam, Jesus the Christ, that restores us to the position
held by mankind as described in Genesis, Chapter One. Beyond
allowing us to see the need for a Savior the scriptures then
instruct us as to how to function as we were designed and
empowered prior to the first Adam relinquishing the
empowerment to Satan.
We need to always focus on Christ!
The blessings of
our Lord on you and all that is yours by blood, adoption or assignment!
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