Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mirrors Don’t Lie – Pat

Have you held up the mirror of God’s word and ruthlessly examined your own motives and actions lately? (Definition of Ruthless – having or showing no pity or mercy)

Pg. 117 – “Might I, too, be full of depravity…”
Genesis 8:21 – “although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth”

Pg. 118 – “…what I found instead was the monstrous capacity for evil in my own soul.”
Jeremiah 17:9 – "The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

Pg. 119 – “…given the right circumstances anyone of us is capable of any deed.”
1 John 1:8 - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Kay Warren calls us to “ruthlessly examine” our motives and actions. While doing so, we must remember that “the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." We may fool ourselves but we can’t fool God. He knows us, individually, through and through. While this is a very uncomfortable book, I would rather face and address what is uncomfortable and experience transformation than stay the same. Praise the Lord for loving us enough to expose the evil in our hearts that we may be changed into His image and reflect our Savior.

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