Do we treat the Bible as a "procedure manual" where we are given a list of "do's and don'ts" but not THE HOW TO'S? Or, is IT a mirror that reveals our character, showing every blemish and undesirable feature without "toning it down" or "rationalizing it away"? James 1:19-20, "...swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath..." Then we are told this means to restraint ourselves and control our actions. When we remain in GOD'S Presence there is NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO to provoke us away from HIM. Then we realize that we cannot do what the Bible says "under our own power"; it requires a FAR GREATER POWER. It comes down to our choice (not choices) of US OR GOD. We no longer have to try and have restraint, control and procedures; WE JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE DONE OR WHAT GOD HAS DONE. A MIRROR SHOWS THE BEAUTY ALSO, NOT JUST THE BLEMISHES. IT IS OUR CHOICE THAT DETERMINES WHAT WE DO; US OR GOD. MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL.
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