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As some of you know, I hit the big 6-0 this past week. And I’m starting to feel it. And I’m also starting to see it. Over the past several years I’ve been having a growing problem with mirrors. The older I get, the less I like them.
I don’t think I’m aging, but the mirror says otherwise. And mirrors don’t lie. They show you what YOU REALLY LOOK LIKE, not what YOU THINK YOU LOOK LIKE. Mirrors show me things I’d rather not see. A new wrinkle here, an age spot there, and the hair thing, when did that happen? The older I get the less I like mirrors.
The law of God is like a mirror. When we look into the law of God, we see ourselves for what we really are. And we never look as good as we think. One look into the mirror of God’s Law and we shriek, “Woe is me! For I am undone.”
“You shall have no other gods besides me,” says the Law of God. But we’ve got a legion of other gods besides the one, true God. Money especially. But there’s also my carrier and my hobbies and my friends. And the truth is, when push comes to shove, I put them all before God. THE LAW MAKES ME LOOK BAD.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” says the Law of God. I thought looked okay because I’m not one of those people who use foul language and I don’t like it when I hear others use that GD talk. But neither do I use God’s name the way I should, “to call upon Him in every trouble, pray, praise and give thanks,” to witness to my neighbor who doesn’t know Christ. THE LAW MAKES ME LOOK BAD. Continue reading