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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Walking With Jesus: Beholding the Glory of God

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Beholding the Glory of God

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit. – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Can a man look at the sun without his vision being affected? Can someone touch a hot burner on an oven without reacting to it or showing some mark from it? Neither can one truly begin to know the Lord and not have their life be affected as a result. Such is the way of a disciple. 

For a disciple is not merely someone who sits under another’s teaching, but who observes and seeks to imitate their master/teacher. This is why Jesus’ disciples would ultimately be distinguished from the world by their practices and obedience to His commands (John 13:35). 

Looking closer at the context of this passage in which Paul is speaking to the church at Corinth, one will see that Paul is using the imagery of Moses when he spoke with God on Mount Sinai when Moses’ face was made radiant through that experience (Exodus 34:29-30, 33-35). 
By doing this, the Lord was using Paul to show the greater glory of the new covenant that had been established in Christ Jesus in order to combat the false apostles that had infiltrated the church at Corinth and were promoting teachings that were not founded on Christ and, thus, were causing division among the believers there. 

But, exposing the false apostles was only one of the by-products of this teaching, another lesson to be noted though is the transformation that takes place in a believer’s life as they “reflect” the Lord’s glory.

Remember Hakuna Matata Always

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