Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May 21

”And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ” (II Corinthians 3:18 NIV)

This verse contains much wisdom. First of all it underlines the importance to reflect the glory of the Lord. We do so when we join with Jesus in prayer and praise, and when we open ourselves to be influenced by His own Word. Secondly, this verse demonstrates what occurs when we follow this challenge. We are changed. Note that verb is in the passive tense. It isn’t written that we change ourselves, but that we are changed. Something happens to us that we can’t initiate ourselves. And thirdly, the Word describes what we are changed into. We are changed in the direction toward becoming ever more like Jesus Himself.
In I Corinthians Paul says there will come a time, where those things we don’t fully understand now, will become completely clear to us. He says, ”Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV). Your and my responsibility here and now is to become more and more Christ-like. And one day we will be completely like Him; we read in I John, ”…we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2 NIV),

Help me today to put time aside to reflect on Your glory in order that I more and more be transformed to Your likeness.

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