The perfectionist in me has always been drawn to self-help books, fitness magazines, and how-to blogs. Something about fresh starts and transformation has this way of catching my attention and drawing me in. But after years of following worldly guidelines to a T, I've never been satisfied. This week's verse reveals why I always come up empty.
"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." 2 Corinthians 3:18
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord"
In the Old Testament, Moses was only able to see the glory of God pass by (Exodus 33). He was not able to see His full glory, and had he seen the face of the Lord he would have died. One of the many beautiful things about living on this side of the cross is that Christians can interact with God face to face.
"are being transformed into the same image, from one degree of glory to another"
It blows my mind that God is continuously transforming all believers into the image of Christ. It isn't a one time transformation at salvation, but an ongoing transformation. It doesn't come from a self-help book or tips in SELF magazine; it comes from knowing Jesus and beholding His glory.
And that's the kind of transformation I want to desire. Not a temporary fix or fleeting happiness, but an ongoing refinement that has me looking more and more like my Savior.
Each week I design a new iPhone background with a different verse and share it on the blog. Seeing Scripture several times throughout my day reminds me of truth, strengthens my faith, and helps me me memorize God's Word so I can accurately share it with others. Feel free to download, pin, and share these backgrounds as many times as you would like!