“As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19
Though this verse is simple it reveals a wonderful truth about all men. Our hearts are very much reflective of who we are. Here Solomon wisely says that if you examine the heart of a man you will see what he is really like. Here he is describing the inner soul, the inner sanctuary, the inner most part of him. That is where the real person is. Past the disguises that each person puts up, you dig deeper you will find what really makes this person.
My nieces are back in town, so you know what that means, I am watching more and more Disney movies. But a couple of nights ago I was forced to watch a movie Mulan again, and again. About the 3rd time I was watching it, something caught my attention. The song that Mulan sings, “When will my reflection show who I am inside.” What caught me was that what she was seeing was not what she wanted to be. So when I read this verse here what I see sometimes the reflection of my heart, is sometimes not what I want to be. I know what is God’s heart and then I look at my heart and my life, and well, there is a lot of things I need to improve on. But one thing is certain at least God shows us what the heart is supposed to look like and we have a target to reach for.
Lord I am far off from what I am supposed to be, I want my heart to be a reflection of You.