You can look in the mirror as often as you’d like in the day. You are, after all, God’s masterpiece. On the outside, we grow older with the years; Our body is perishable and only the cover for our true self, while we still live here on the earth with spirit + soul. So do not worry about wrinkles, crooked noses, acne-prone skin, falling hair … the end goal of our body is the grave; And there it will fall down and pass away. But we live on forever.

Does my hair look good?

Back to the mirror. Does your hair look good? Does the sweater fit properly? Do your shirt and sweater match? All important questions, which must be answered. Or do you think God wants you to run around as a daughter and a son in a potato sack? Exactly. What father would want that? (Ok, mine, but for 38 years I have been in psychoanalytic treatment to finally get out of the potato sack…no, just kidding)

As much as we care about our appearance, so much we should also attach importance to our true self, our inner man, our spirit. What that looks like, however, we do not see in the mirror. That’s why God has given us a mirror for our spirit, which was created according to His image, the Bible.

Hebrews 4:12-13

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.” (2 Timothy 3:16; NLT)

Or read this translation: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17; NIV)

God does not punish us with illnesses, accidents or catastrophes; Even the death of the spouse or the suicide of the child is not a punishment by God. God does not want to teach us through illnesses and catastrophes, but – see the above bible verses – through His words, the Bible. That’s why the regular reading is also so enormously important. Not because God benefits from it; We are the ones who benefit enormously from it.

Blameless before God, thanks to Jesus

Those who accepted Jesus are no longer guilty before God. Zero guilt. Or are you saying that God is lying? “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” (Colossians 1:22; NIV)

To be completely blameless before God (because Jesus took all our guilt) does not mean that we are already the perfect man planned by God. We strengthen our true self, our spirit, by looking into the appropriate mirror (the Bible) and letting God work on us.