Hey, you’ve got something hanging out of your nose. It’s just right there on that side. And there’s also a big piece of something green between your bottom front teeth.
Ok, obviously I have no idea whether or not you have something hanging out of your nose or stuck in your teeth (but it might not hurt to check really quick). But have you ever heard something like this? Has anyone ever pointed out something like that? Everyone has the exact same reaction when they are told that: they start wiping at their nose or picking at their teeth. No one ever says “Thanks, I’ll take care of it later.”
When we become aware of blights in our appearance, we typically respond immediately to fix or improve them.
The Bible is likened to a mirror that shows us where the blights in our character, behavior, and attitude are. Do we respond as quickly to improve our internal flaws?
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. (James 1: 23-24)
There is a great skit performed by The Skit Guys where God, played by one of the men, is trying to transform a man to look like Christ. God tells the man to look in the mirror; what do you see? The man says “I see me.” God replies “Then I need to keep working because when you look in the mirror, you should see My Son.”
The Bible shows us how to live, love, and have an attitude like Christ. And when we see an area of our lives that does not look like Him, we are essentially going around with something hanging out of our nose.
Today, may you have a good, long look in the ‘mirror’ so that you can clean off the dirt that is hiding the face of Christ.