Wednesday, July 27, 2011
How about in our Christian life? Do we have those spiritual mirrors in place that would help us be able to see the sins that can so easily encircle us? God warns us in His Word numerous times to "beware" of things that can snare us. Slip up on us from the side or behind. You know what that means, don't you?
I John 2:10-11 says, "The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in Him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes."
John speaks here of a "blindspot" mirror being in place so that our eyes (spiritual & physical) can see the Light....and follow it. The Word of God is, in itself, the most useful "blindspot" mirror we as Christians possess. You may know what Psalm 119:11 tells us, "Your Word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You." It takes an effort on our part to learn how to effectively allow the Scriptures to empower us to walk in the Light.
When someone who has never used "blindspot" mirrors drives my car, they usually have a hard time getting used to trusting them. Using them correctly. Isn't it the same with the Word of God? How often do we think that we need nothing but our own experience to guide us? That the Bible is too deep, too intimidating, too impossible to understand so we don't even try?
My father recently said to me, Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge. That is a mouthful. But it corresponds closely with what the Bible tells us. Wisdom is using those spiritual blindspot mirrors. Using them ALL the time. Using them correctly.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)