Look Into the Mirror

I have a mirror and would like you to look into it and see what you look like. We look into a mirror to make sure our faces are clean while the mirror at home reveals the surface of your body the mirror God has given us reveals who you are in the depths of your soul, when you look into this mirror you will see what God sees. The mirror is called the Ten Commandments, written with God’s own finger on the tablets given to Moses on Mount Sinai (see Exodus 20). Now let’s take a look into the mirror of the Ten Commandments.

Have you ever told a lie? Isn’t it true if you’ve even told one lie you are by definition a liar? Have you ever stolen anything at all regardless of its value? If you have taken something that doesn’t belong to you doesn’t that make you a thief? Have ever used God’s name in vain? Used God’s name the one who gave you life and instead of using a dirty filth word to express discuss you used His name instead. Jesus said: You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” ~Matthew 5:27-28. Have you ever looked at another person who you are not married to with sexual desire? This is but four of God’s Holy Ten Commandments we have looked at the 9th, 6th, 3rd, and 7th in that order. I don’t know about you but when I look at just these four I’m filthy, but there’s even more. Have you always loved God with all your heart has He always been first in your life from the time you were born until now? The second commandment says to not create any false gods any graven images and bow down to them. If you say in your heart that God is all loving He would never send someone to Hell haven’t you done just that created a false god in your mind? Have you always observed the Sabbath given God one day out of seven? Have you always honored your mother and father, remember those teenage years? God is spiritual He sees the desires of are heart have you committed murder? Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the Judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the Judgment. And whoever says to his brother Raca! shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says ‘you fool’! shall be in danger of Hell fire” ~Matthew 5:21-22. In another place the Bible says: “Whoever hates his brother is a murder, and you know that no murder has eternal life abiding in him” ~1 John 3:15. Have you hated anyone? The 10th commandment says do not covet anything that is your neighbors. Have you always been happy with the blessings God has given you or have you desired the things others have, there home, job, or car; or even their family? The Bible says: “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all” ~James 2:10. So if you are guilty of breaking one of these laws even one time you are as guilty as if you had broken them all.

So be honest, when you look into this mirror of the Ten Commandments how do you look? The bible says: “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” ~Hebrews 9:27. So according to the bible every one of us has one life and when we die we must face God in judgment and God is a righteous judge the bible says: “He shall judge the world in righteousness” ~Psalm 9:8. So ask yourself these two question: If God judges me by the Ten Commandments on the Day of Judgment will I be found innocent or guilty? Would I go to heaven or Hell? If you said Hell I have good news for you but if you said heaven lets go a little further. The bible says that God is good and He is a just judge if God is good and just by His very nature He must judge correctly and He must punish the guilty. If you robbed a bank and murdered someone and then where caught when you went before the judge if He is a good judge he will find you guilty and send you to prison so someone must pay for your crimes.

The bible says that God is just but also while He is just He also is merciful. Now how can a judge be both just and merciful the two terms contradict one another? If God is a good and just judge He must punish the guilty, he can’t be merciful and just and simply let you go because He would then be neither good nor just. So how can God be both merciful and just? If God correctly judges you by the Ten Commandments (His law) because He is good and just He must find you guilty and punish you but He also is merciful and does not want to punish you. God new from the beginning that man would rebel and fall into Sin but He had a plan. God will judge you correctly for breaking His laws and the punishment for breaking His laws is death in Hell eternal punishment. So God did something unimaginable He took your punishment Himself. God the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ; He lived a sinless perfect life never once breaking one of God’s Commandments. He was falsely accused beaten and crucified on a Cross like a criminal, dead and buried. He took your punishment on the Cross and died in your place. But because He is God He rose on the third day and defeated death. God offers to all of us that have broken His laws mercy no matter who you are, it is a free gift from God. All you and I have to do to receive this gift is believe. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” ~John 3:16. If you believe and know that you are a sinner repent of your sins today and put your faith in Jesus Christ, the one thing that will keep you from coming to Christ is; loving your sins, Christ offers something better than your sins everlasting life with Him in heaven. So confess your sins to God admit to Him all you have done and put your faith in Jesus Christ death on the Cross as payment for your sins.

I Hope You Will,
Mike Peek