Posted by Karah
Ponder this quote:
“The purpose of worship is to change the face of the worshiper.”
“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 3:18
Read 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.
How would you write verse 18 in your own words? Give it a try:
What does this verse have to say about you? Who are you to become more and more like? Are you?
As followers of Christ, we should be becoming more and more like Him. It’s not a change that happens overnight, but by the Holy Spirit, God works in our daily lives to conform us to the image of His Son. In salvation, God takes the veil of sin away from us so that we can truly see Him and become like mirrors, reflecting His light to the world.
• Personalize this verse and pray God’s Word back to Him. Ask Him to reveal the areas in which you aren’t reflecting Him and confess them to Him today.
• Memorize Philippians 1:6, trusting that God will do as He promised.
• For further study and greater context, read 2 Corinthians 3:14-18.
Behind the Story
After Moses witnessed God’s glory on Mt. Sinai, he wore a veil over his face while the glory of God faded. The people had to look at the glory through the veil. In today’s passage, Paul reminded His readers of Moses’ veil, using it to symbolize the spiritual blindness we all have before Jesus opens our eyes. When you became a Christian, that veil was taken away, so that now you can truly know God and reflect His glory, love, and power to the world around you because He lives in you.
If you’re a Christian, Jesus has removed the veil from your heart. You are being transformed into His likeness and should reflect His majesty to the world around you.
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