The objects in the mirror are more disastrous than they appear

Ephesians 4:17-32

Genesis 18:20

Genesis 19:17

Genesis 19:24-26

  1. Hard hearts are the pillar of a clouded mind (Ephesians 4:17-19)
    1. Exodus 8:15 – Pharaoh decided he liked his way better
    2. Romans 12:2 – A renewed mind can discern the will of God
    3. Matthew 7:13-14 – Satan makes the path to destruction tempting
  2. Renewed minds look ahead as Christ has left the old behind (v. 20-24)
    1. Romans 6:1-4 – We thank God for his grace, but press on as a new creation, not continuously appealing to his grace
    2. Romans 6:5-6 – Our body of sin is brought to nothing in Christ
    3. Psalm 103:10-12 – His love caused our sins to be put behind us
  3. Be the “salt of the earth,” not the pillar that was left behind (25-32)
    1. Matthew 5:13 – Don’t be a doormat, add flavor

May the mirrors of our life reflect the joy of rescue, not the temptation of death.