Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.
The perfect law that gives freedom is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. There is none other. He is the perfect law as He came to fulfill the law which He did, when no one else could or did before Him. How does this perfect law give freedom? Freedom from what? This perfect law frees you from a bondage. What bondage? Bondage to the sinful nature of the Devil in you. He gives you freedom from it and gives you the choice to sow His divine nature in your new, born again spirit. You must continue to choose to obey Him till the end. You must continue to obey him till the end. Full blessing from the perfect law will fill you only when you fully obey Him till the end. You can't obey Him today and disobey him tomorrow to receive full blessings from Him for eternity. You have to set your mind and heart to obey Him. till the end. Whatever He has commanded is like a mirror before you. It should show you who you are when you face it. If you are obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in you and when you face the mirror of God and it still shows that you have the divine nature of Christ being formed in you, you are living a lie. How can that be? You can't be obeying the Devil and yet have the divine nature of Christ formed in you. There is definitely everything wrong with that mirror. That mirror is giving you a distorted image of you. That's not you and you know it. We do have lots of distorting mirrors around that don't show who you actually are.The images on the mirrors show deception or their illusion/delusion. Those mirrors aren't Christ. If you are obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in you rather than obey everything Christ has commanded,, then you should see yourself as that. If you see something else then it's not Christ, the perfect law that gives freedom from all bondage. He will tell as it is, but the Devil will not. If you look into the mirror of the perfect law that gives you freedom from the sinful nature of the Devil and go away continuing to obey it, then why look into that mirror, in the first place? Whom are you trying to fool? If the person holding the perfect law that gives you freedom before you says, "oh no, you are okay, just continue in them", that person holding that mirror before you will be judged by the LORD severely.The point is, why is he or she saying that to you? To keep you in bondage to the sinful nature of the Devil in you, so that he or she has a hold on your life for some selfish reasons? Maybe, he or she has an eye on your money or something else carnal.
If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it. And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so. Yet, O house of Israel, you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' But I will judge each of you according to his own ways."