In Exodus 38:8 it says that the bronze laver ( talked about in Exodus 30:17-21) was made out of the mirrors of women who served at the tabernacle.
The bronze laver contained water for the priests to wash themselves with before they performed their priestly duties.
The connection the bronze laver had with water and mirrors makes it remind me of God’s Word.
In Ephesians 5:25 & 26 Paul says:
25 ….Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
As we are sanctified by Jesus he cleanses us with the washing of water by the word. God’s Word is like water, as we read it, it cleanses and washes us.
As well as being referred to as water, God’s Word is also referred to as a mirror.
James 1:23-25 says:
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
God’s Word is a mirror. It helps us see what we are really like, and thereby helps us change. It helps us know what we need to focus on to change in the way God wants us to. It helps us see what is good and should be nurtured what is bad and should be got rid of.
As someone said, what should happen when we read God’s Word is that, we should read it and it should read us !
God’s Word is water and a mirror.