Proverbs 27:19 Mirror mirror on the wall
In the fairy tale Snow White, the wicked queen talks to a mirror and asks who is the fairest of them all. The mirror replies that Snow White is the fairest because although the queen is beautiful outside, she is wicked inside. Who you are to yourself, and others is only known by your heart. You and others know you by facial recognition, but God knows you by heart. Thus both the Proverbs writer and the NT author James remind us that the mirror reveals only what is superficial, but God sees the true you.
Prov 27:19 As in water, the face is reflected as a face, so a person’s heart reflects the person.
And the author of James reminds us that if we merely listen to what God has to say about our outward and inward person, we are just like the queen before the mirror asking who is the fairest of them all. We are not truthful to ourselves and God.
James 1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his face in a mirror. We might just be fooling ourselves but not God. What does your mirror say to you today?