We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18b (HCSB)

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

There is so much packed into this glorious verse of Scripture that one could spend a lifetime looking as into a mirror, at the glory of the Lord – and that would suffice.. And yet the verse continues to tell us that as we continue to gaze into His loveliness and drink deeply of His grace, we too will start to be transformed into His glorious likenss as we pass from one stage of glory to the next.

It is not the old sin nature that is being changed. It is not the old Adamic nature that is to be transformed. God will never change the old “me”. Rather He has exchanged my old sinful nature for a new-life in Christ, which has to grow in grace and mature in the faith.

The old “me” died in Christ at the cross of Calvary, when His blood paid the full price and penalty for my sins. It is the new baby-life-in-Christ that was given to me when I first trusted Him as Saviour that is to grow in grace.  And the Holy Spirit, in His grace is transforming and transfiguring my new nature day by day, into the image and likeness of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ.

In this Church age of grace, the work of the Holy Spirit in believers is to bring us into the likeness of the Lord Jesus Himself. The Law in the Old Testament was designed to point us to Christ, but the Spirit’s ministry of grace is intended to make us like Christ. Behaviour modification of the old sin nature may produce a superficial change that meets the standards of the world, but only the Holy Spirit alone can transform the new life in Christ that we received from God – into the image and likeness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

My Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for seeking to re-train and improve my old self life. I pray that as I walk in spirit and truth You would transform my new-life in Christ to become more and more like Jesus with every passing hour – may Jesus be seen in me.. in Whose name I pray, AMEN

 

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