James 1:22 Give the word your 1undivided attention; do not underestimate yourself. 3Make the calculation. There can only be one logical conclusion: your authentic origin is mirrored in the word. You are God’s poem; 2let his voice make poetry of your life!
(The word, 1akroate, means intent listening. James is not promoting the doing of the law of works; he is defining the law of perfect liberty. Doing the word begins with your undivided attention to the face of your birth. 2A doer of the Word, poetes, means poet. Make the calculation, 3paralogizomai, from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, union, and logizomai, to reckon the logic in any calculation.) The Mirror
James 1:22 do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says! NIV
In the mirror version your origin is mirrored in the word. So believe it.
The NIV says if you just listen to the word and that’s it and don’t do what it says then you’re just deceiving yourself.
The proof that we believe something isn’t when we agree with what someone teaches us, it’s when we act on it. John Bevere
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.