"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." James 1:23-24 (NIV)
God's Word is like a mirror. We use mirrors to evaluate ourselves. We look in a mirror to assess the damage from the night before. Then we do something about it. What good is a mirror if we don't do anything about what we see? God says a mirror reflects what we're like on the outside and God's Word reflects what we're like on the inside.
James gives us three practical ways to reflect on the Word of God --
1. Read it. "The man who looks intently into the perfect law" (James 1:25 NIV). The word "look" in Greek means "to stoop down and gaze in." James says to focus your attention on the Word of God. Look at it intently in detail.
Here are nine things to look for, the S.P.A.C.E.P.E.T.S:
S - Is there a Sin to confess?
P - Is there a Promise to claim?