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DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE MIRRORJAMES 1:21-25
INTRODUCTION
Self examination2Co 13:5Must beHonestHumbleHeedGod’s word is the best tool to use to examine yourselfHeb4:12-13A mirror does not discriminate!No matter who you are, what you own a mirror will tell the truth about your looksGod’s word is like that mirrorThe Bible will show you exactly who you are with out any discriminationCol 3:25; I Pet 1:174 pointsDuty v21, Demonstration v22, Delusion v23-24, Decision v25
DUTY v 21
Remove the world:Whereforelay apart all filthiness and superfluity ofnaughtinessTo lay apart means to renounce or to put awayRom 13:12; Col 3:8; Heb12:1; Eph 4:22Filthiness---Moral filth, evil talk, obscenity, lasciviousnessSuperfluity---overflowing or a more than ordinary amountNaughtiness---Having an evil mind or evil thoughts, a way of thinkingI John 2:15-17Receive the word:and receivewith meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.Receive with meekness---to embrace, to follow, to deliberately acceptEngrafted---means implanted from anothersouceLuke 8:11Acts 20:32
DEMONSTRATION v 22
Doing:But be ye doers of the word,It is easy to say, but it is hard to do!To do means toperformReadRev 22:14We must do what God expectsThink how we ought to think, Say what we ought to say, Live how we ought to liveI John 3:18Deceiving:and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.We are deceiving ourselves if we think we do not have to doexactlywhat the Bible saysIICor2:11Satan wants you to believe that the little things do not matterOne church is just as good as another,Baptism is not necessary,Believe what you want just as long as you believe in Christ,
DELUSION v 23-24
Jas 1:23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:Jas 1:24For hebeholdethhimself, andgoethhis way, and straightwayforgettethwhat manner of man he was.Forgetting is FoolishImagine looking in the mirror and noticing that your hair is not rightThen walking away and forgetting what you look likeNatural----means the kind, or existenceSeeing yourself for who you really are and not doing anything is foolish!Not Doing is DangerousWhen we do not do what God commands we are in danger of eternal damnationJohn 8:21-24; Luke 13:3We must also do according to the ScripturesWe must do the right thing the right way for the right reason!Rom 12:20
DECISION v 25
Looking in the Law of Liberty:But whosolookethinto the perfect law of libertyTo look into the law of liberty is to bow, and seek diligently, to look closely, to bend down besideGod’s law is the N.T.(Gal 6:2)God’s law is perfect(no mistakes, and it is all sufficient)God has one law for all people(Acts 17:30-31)It is a law of liberty because it liberates us from sinLiving in the Law of Liberty:andcontinueththerein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, thisman shall be blessed in his deed.To continue means to stay close!Doing brings blessingsJames 1:12
Diagram
HearerDoerBeholdsLooksGoes his wayReceivesForgetsContinuesForgetful hearerBlessedMatt 7:24-27FoolishWiseDoeth notDoethBuild on the sandBuilds on a rockHouse fallsHouse does not fallMatt 25:1-13FoolishWiseUnpreparedPreparedWere not allowed inWere welcomed in
MEN THAT DISPLAYED THIS CONCEPT
Rich young ruler Matt 19:16-24Love of possessionsJudas Matt 27:1-10Betrayal (i.e. loyalty)David II Sam 12:1-13InfidelityPeter Matt 26:69-75DenialPaul I Tim 1:12-16Sinfulness
DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE MIRRORJAMES 1:21-25

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