“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror…”
We now see in this verse the logic of self-deceit (1:22).
if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer,
The idea behind hearing the Word is to do the Word. The goal of Scripture is the transformation of character.
he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror
A mirror shows us our dirty faces. We can correct this by washing our face. If we look at the mirror of God’s Word and do not wash our soul by confessing sin, then we are not applying the principles of the Word to our experience.
To disassociate God’s Word from our lives is to dislocate its transforming power.
If the Word of God does not cause us to see our true spiritual condition, then there is something wrong with our understanding of its principles or its applications.
How many of us would find a black smudge on our face in the mirror and go to church without wiping it off? Yet we do that spiritually. We move about with spiritually dirty faces, with lives out of sync with God.
Good explanation of bible verse
its very important to always obey the princies that God has set for us as his children.
If we neglect to study Gods word and aplly it in our daily lived, then we are just lieing and making our face and charrecters smell back.
We do not live by bread alone but by every word of God study GOD’S word and it must apply to our lives people must see the Lord in your life God must come first in your life love thy Lord thy God with all your heart mind and soul Amen
It’s only when we activate the words of God in our lives, that we’re his true disciples &
actually free from the hordes, cravings & chaos of the world, as indicated in John 8;31-32.