As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man. (Proverbs 27:19 ESV)
What does the reflection of your heart look like? Do others see Christ in you? We call ourselves Christians but are we really reflecting the way of Jesus Christ in our lives? This is a question that we should constantly be asking ourselves. Do we look like Christ? Do we act like Him?
“Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
(Ephesians 4:17-24 ESV)
These verses are saying that we ought not live like the Gentiles, in other words… we are not to live like the unsaved! We have been taught about Christ’s righteousness and His holiness… Are we reflecting attributes of Christ or attributes of the world in our hearts’ desires and in turn our lives? Are we living worthy of the Lord?