For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
It has been said that to truly know oneself it is necessary to live in relationship with others. As we see our life reflected in the life and response of others, we discover more about ourselves. Others are like a mirror in which we see reflected who we truly are.
But people are cloudy mirrors at best. It is only by seeing ourselves face-to-face in a perfect relationship that we discern who we truly are. As we see our imperfections reflected in perfection, we get an idea of who it is possible to become. Such a face-to-face encounter with perfection in the person of Jesus Christ awaits us when we “see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2). Until the day we see the Living Word face-to-face, looking into the written Word is where we will find a true picture of who we are and who God created us to be. The apostle James even writes about “[looking] into the perfect law of liberty” to find God’s blessing (James 1:22-25).
Renew your mind through meditating on God’s Word, and you will find God’s “good and acceptable and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
Men are fools till they submit to the word of God.
Mark 8 – 9