A mirror gives us a double message: it tells us both what we are and therefore what we should be. The mirror says, “You’ve got a dirty smudge on your right cheek, so you’d better go and wipe it off.” Whenever we look at ourselves in the mirror, we have to act on what we see. Just so, as we gaze intently into the mirror of God’s Word, it tells us what we are and what we should be.

John Stott

John Stott, Through The Bible Through The Year, 2006, Abingdon Oxford, Candle Books, p.394

A mirror gives us a double message: it tells us both what we are and therefore what we should be. The mirror says, “You’ve got a dirty smudge on your right cheek, so you’d better go and wipe it off.” Whenever we look at ourselves in the mirror, we have to act on what we see. Just so, as we gaze intently into the mirror of God’s Word, it tells us what we are and what we should be.

John Stott

John Stott, Through The Bible Through The Year, 2006, Abingdon Oxford, Candle Books, p.394