Vanity is a sin…. Right? When we talk about vanity, we almost always are talking about the hansom prince who can’t quit staring at himself in the mirror, or just someone who always wants to look perfect. This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing except when we forget that God made us this way, and we start worshiping ourselves. We think ourselves as more important than others because we look so good.
We should have a part of this though. The part that strives for being better. Not in this world but Spiritually. Christians should be looking themselves in the “Mirror” all the time, with the Mirror being the Bible. If we compare ourselves to what we are to be in the Bible, we will find we don’t like what we see. At that point we can see what needs to be fixed or changed. We have to constantly “check our hair” so to speak. Every day when you go out, most people check their appearance in the mirror, to make sure they are presentable. If we do this Spiritually as well, we will not only grow closer to God, but bring others closer as well. We need to become Spiritually hansom or beautiful.
Granted we will never come close to what we are to be, there will always be things we need to do better, but it is that strive to be closer to God that he wants. We should come to him willingly and trying our best. That is all he asks. That we are actively seeking him, and trying to be closer to what he wants us to be. He doesn’t expect us to get everything right; if he did he wouldn’t have sent his son to die for us. This is why daily devotion is so important. If you don’t check your appearance every day, you don’t know what you look like when you go out. If you don’t read his word everyday you don’t know what you look like Spiritually.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
- 85% for satan (bound4grace.wordpress.com)