And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. (Exodus 38:8)
Today's Morsel: Growing up in the south, you rarely heard the elder folks call a mirror a mirror. They called it a "looking glass". Bezaleel, which was chosen by God for workmanship, made the brazen laver for washing out of looking glass. Solomon said, "As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man" (Proverbs 27:19). God wanted the priest to be able to see himself when he washed. Paul admonishes us, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:5). James said that being obedient to the Word of God, is like looking into a looking glass; "For 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: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the word, this man shall be blessed in his deed" (James 1:23-25). The only reason you need to look in a mirror is to see how you look, or to see what's behind you. And God's Word does both. You can see who you are in Him, and what He's brought you out of. The only thing behind you now is goodness and mercy. And if you see things in your life today that need correcting, be sure to make those changes to become more Christlike.
Sing: Look! It's in there, right in the word of God. Look! It's in there, right in the word of God. Just open up the Book, take a good old look, and you'll find that everything you need is right there in that Book.
Thought for Today: When is the last time you checked your life by the Book?