It’s like looking into a mirror. The question is what do you do once you look into that mirror.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.James 1.22-25
You can look and delude yourself … thinking you know better so you just ignore it. It’s just not good enough.
You can look and forget what you just saw … thinking so flippantly of the Word you don’t even care enough to remember it. It’s just not important.
You can look and receive and react … actually hearing the Word and living the Word. And by doing this, reflecting the love and life of Christ.
One of those three honors God. What are you doing when you look into the Word? Be a doer, not a hearer only.