More Like Christ

Monday, August 29, 2005  4:15 a.m.

Dear Diary,

II Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  What does this verse mean for a Christian?

1. “But we all” – This means ALL of us, there are no exemptions.

2. “with open face beholding” – The veil is gone; there is no more pretense.  We see ourselves as we really are.

3. “as in a glass” – It’s as though we are looking in a mirror; and as we look through the looking glass we see our true self – a sinner, who needs to be conformed into the image of Christ.

4. “changed into the same image” – What should a Christians goal be?  To became more like Christ.

5. “are changed” is present tense.  “…he which hath begun a good work in you will preform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6).

6. “even by the Spirit of the Lord.”  God through the Holy Spirit changes us, not we ourselves. It is an inward work done by the Holy Spirit in our heart.

Thought for Today:  So what is a Christians goal to be?  That each day we become more like Christ.

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