You are glorious!
are progressively being transformed into his image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who] is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18, Amplified)
Here, Paul sums up the entire Christian life and journey and uses the word “glory” twice, but they are not the same. The first glory focuses on the Old Covenant: the Law of Moses and the second is about the New Covenant: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But both reveal astonishing splendor of God’s creation. From beginning to end we are a glorious, wonderful creation and recreation of our heavenly Father: redeemed from sin by the blood of Jesus, sanctified through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and supported on earth by the grace of God so we can make it to our glorious transformation in heaven. From glory: conception, to glory: heavenly transformation. It is a wonderful, albeit bumpy journey, but God is with us every moment of it doing whatever is needed to deliver us safely home. Our glorious transformation is not dependent upon how we feel or even think about ourselves at particular points but based upon God’s design and promise over us. The devil will never see us as such and will never tell us the truth about ourselves, we just have to know based upon the promises and Word of God from beginning to end we are truly his glorious creation, living in glorious grace and bound for a glorious destination. Let’s Pray
Dear God, you are truly glorious and now you have put your hand to us that we might be glorious also. Thank you for your careful covering and keeping and promise to deliver us home. We are glorious from beginning to end. Amen
Questions for Soul-Tending
Have you every thought of yourself as God’s glorious creation?
How will you incorporate todays message into your plan of soul-care?