The Bible is a mirror. According to James, when we look into the Scripture, which shows us our identity in Christ, it is like seeing ourselves in a mirror (James 1:22-25). Afterward, we are to go out and live up to all that we are in Christ. If we fail to do so, we are like someone who looks at himself in a mirror and then forgets who he is.
Before my brother and I could leave the house to go out somewhere, my father used to warn us, â€œYou better remember who you are.â€ Dad knew, just like James, that knowing who you are is your only hope of acting like you should.
The problem with most Christians today is that they donâ€™t know who they are. Failing to look daily into the Bible to see themselves in Christ, they fail to live up to their identity in Christ in their daily lives.