Friday, July 17, 2009

Don't forget what you look like..

“But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it- will be blessed in what he does.” James 1:2
I love what James is saying here. He says that those who actually look at the law and studies it intently and does it routinely and applies the law to his heart will be blessed by what he does. The key phrases is “intently” and “continues to do this”. The law scans the heart of a man and if one who surrenders to it’s principles will become fruitful, but the ones who do not and continue to not take it to heart will eventually falter.
Funny how this came about, I was doing an antivirus scan on my computer as I was reading this verse and the image of the virus scanner and the bible came to my mind. It is a perfect example of what devotions and studying the bible should do to my heart. I for one know that the most effective way to not get viruses in your computer is to scan it every day. Just like how every day we need to take the word of the Lord and scan our hearts. Yesterday, I had a bad attitude, a bad outlook, and eventually it carried over into my life where areas were affected. Had I scanned my heart, I wouldn’t have done what I did. The Lord showed me that even though I think I am safe, I am really close to catching a “virus” and I need the daily antivirus program running every day.
Lord thank you for the lesson. Help me to look into the law intently, and scan my heart daily. Weed out all the junk, and thank you for the lessons.

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