As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
When I read this Proverb I can’t help but think of Narcissus – the hunter from Greek mythology who was known for his beauty and who became so full of pride that he actually fell in love with the reflection of his face. Of course, it is from this character that we get the word ‘narcissism’.
I doubt many of us reading these verses today can completely relate to Narcissus, but I am sure that we have all experienced narcissism. If we are thinking of ourselves as better than others, thinking excessively about ourselves, preoccupated with what others think of us, always want to be right etc. – these behaviours are reflecting the state of our heart, reflecting the battle we face with pride.
Today, take a look at your life – ask God how is it reflecting the inner workings of your heart. Spend some time giving over these areas of your life to him.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, forgive my pride. Soften my heart, mould my heart to reflect you today.