An image is a reflection and not the real thing. When you look in the mirror you see an image of you. When you confuse the image with your real self, then confusion will rule. This is what is happening around us. We promote ourselves and cover up our weaknesses and blemishes and sell a false self to others. This world is full of deception because fear rules our lives.
Fear can become an idol that is worshipped. How? Fear drives us to do things to hide ourselves from the real. The real is too frightening and so we accept the unreal. The unreal is an idol to prop up the false self. What a dilemma we find ourselves in. Who can rescue us from this false idol?
Jesus Rescues Us
Jesus came to save us from our fallen self. We were born in sin. Just as Adam and Eve covered themselves with leaves to cover their nakedness, so we too cover ourselves with a covering to hide our real self. This cover-up will work for a while but will not last. One day we will have to confront the real self beneath our cover.
Jesus is the real person who walked on the earth to show us the way out of the madness we are in. We can be a new creation in Him. He wants to restore us to the original person God created, and to live for eternity. Before Adam and Eve sinned they were destined to live for eternity. The fall led to them becoming limited in their life, and death was the result. Now God has made a way for us to shed our pretense and to accept reality. When we face the reality of our sin, then we become real and can be saved.
“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes.” Romans 12:2
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