October 19, 2020
2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
18 "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord , ..."
This verse is crammed full of information that will help us to grow and to be more transformed into the image of Christ. When we look at this scripture we see that we are to continue to gaze into His glory.
Paul is refereng to all of us who are born again believers who, with unveiled faces, contemplate the Lord’s glory. He is talking about you and me here, and makes a distinction about our faces as being "unveiled." Paul is referring to the difference between Moses who, because of the time spent with God, had to waer a veil to cover his face because the people were afraid of how his face glowed, and how our faces are unveiled because the Lord lives in us and is always present with us.
The word "contemplate" means to look at something for a long time and consider. Here in this verse he is referring to the Lord’s glory.
I remember seeing pictures that just look like a bunch of dots that seemingly had no connection with one another. But as you focused or gazed on that piece of art long enough there would come to view a very detailed picture of the City of Jerusalem.
Father, I pray that even though I may look rough on the outside I am being transformed into Your image daily. As I come, and I gaze at Your glory, my life will become more like You. I see many places in my life that have been damaged through the battles that I faced in my life, but You were always there to deliver me. I thank You in Jesus' name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.