And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
There’s a strange “logic” in the Bible; it defies human reasoning. For example, when the Israelites had sinned and God sent fiery serpents, they experienced healing by simply looking at a bronze serpent on a pole (see Num. 21:4-9). We have the same kind of “logic” in today’s verse.
As Christians, we want to be like Jesus as much as possible. Obviously, we fall short, to say the least. What’s God’s answer to our need (and desire) to become more like Jesus? Is it primarily up to our commitment and dedication?
We were saved when God opened our eyes and saw Jesus for who He is, entrusting ourselves to Him. The same is true for our sanctification—our growing conformity to Jesus. We are to behold His glory. As a result, we’re “being transformed into the same image,” slowly but surely.
Paul wrote that the answer is found in “beholding the glory of the Lord.” Are we too pragmatic for such a simple answer? Often, we have the Nike mindset: “Just Do It.” For the most part, we assume self-sufficiency.
The more we see of Him, the more we’ll become like Him. John wrote: “But we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2)? Are you consistently gazing at Christ’s glory? The Father has made that essential to your spiritual growth.
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