Three Ways To Reflect On God's Word

"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man 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 (NIV)

God's Word is like a mirror. We use mirrors to evaluate ourselves.  We look in a mirror to assess the damage from the night before.  Then we do something about it.  What good is a mirror if we don't do anything about what we see?  God says a mirror reflects what we're like on the outside and God's Word reflects what we're like on the inside. 

James gives us three practical ways to reflect on the Word of God --

1.  Read it. "The man who looks intently into the perfect law" (James 1:25 NIV). The word "look" in Greek means "to stoop down and gaze in."  James says to focus your attention on the Word of God. Look at it intently in detail.

Here are nine things to look for, the S.P.A.C.E.P.E.T.S:

       S - Is there a Sin to confess?

       P - Is there a Promise to claim? 

       A - Is there an Attitude to change?

       C - Is there a Command to obey?

       E - Is there an Example to follow?

       P - Is there a Prayer to pray? 

       E - Is there an Error to avoid? 

       T - Is there a Truth to believe? 

       S - Is there Something to thank God for?

2.  Review it.  "... and continues to do this ..." (James 1:25 NIV) That means over and over and over.  The Bible calls this meditation. Read it and review it continually.  Stay in it and be faithful to the book.  I know some people that are more faithful to Facebook or the sports page than they are to God's Word.

3.  Remember it. "... not forgetting what he has heard." (James 1:25 NIV)  Nothing will do more for your spiritual life than developing the habit of memorizing Scripture. "I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." (Psalm 119:11 NLT)

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

Special Offer

InvisibleWar-gift-bottom-left_mini

The Invisible War Study Kit

Do you ever feel tired, drained or “beat-up” and just don’t know why? That’s because every day you’re fighting an unseen spiritual war. You can’t see it, but its effects are very real. In his 7 session Study Kit “The Invisible War: Winning the Battle of Temptation," Pastor Rick will teach you how to overcome the three predictable types of temptations that Satan uses to entice and defeat you: Passion, Possession, and Position.

REQUEST YOUR COPY

On the Radio

InvisibleWar-currentseries-bottom-right

The Invisible War Audio Series

Why is everything in life so hard? Why does doing the right thing often feel like a battle? In this new series, Pastor Rick shares insights from God’s Word about the unseen spiritual forces working against us; the invisible war between good and evil. This series will help you win the battle within.

Purchase this seriesListen to this series