Mirror Mirror on the FB Wall…

…who’s the most beautiful of all?

When my son was younger he had this arrogant habit of sticking his nose up in the air.  As his mother I knew that I had to instill humility in my son if he were to succeed as a follower of Christ.  Pride is an ugly thing in the Kingdom,  and can keep us from faith, so I used to tell him, “If you keep that nose up in the air like that a bird will come down and peck it off.”  It sounds harsh, but it worked, and he and I laugh about it to this day, especially when we see certain people on TV and their nose is pointed right up to the sky.

Have you ever saw someone on tv, or met someone personally, and you just KNOW by their actions that they are arrogant, vain, or conceited?  It’s not a lovely image, is it?  To think of that same person admiring themselves in a mirror is even more unlovely.  It’s what society defines as:

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nar·cis·sism

–noun

1.

inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2.

Psychoanalysis . erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
Origin:
1815–25;  < German Narzissismus. See narcissus, -ism
Synonyms – self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
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A relative of mine commented on her wall, “I have never seen so many pictures of teen’s bathrooms before getting on Facebook!  Is that the only place that they have mirrors, or are they just obsessed with bathrooms?” The answer is in the question – Mirrors.  Why? 2 Timothy gives us the answer:  But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lover’s of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

That leads me to James 1:23:  Anyone who listens to the Word (Jesus) 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.

Genesis 1:26; God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…”

And 1 Cor 13:12  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. (all italics, ( ), and bold print mine)

Now, I’m not saying that everyone who posts a FB photo taken in their bathroom mirror is narcissistic (although I’ve taken a couple of FB photos in the mirror in my own bathroom c:) but the question is this-When you look in the mirror who do you see?  Are you vain when you look at your reflecting “Me?  When you look in the mirror do you see conceit or humility?  They say the eyes are the window of the soul.  Do you reflect Jesus or the grave – Sheol?

Heavenly Father, Thank you that Jesus is the most beautiful of all!  Amen.

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Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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