MERRY THURSDAY BY PARRIS
-“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” 2 Cor. 3:18 Berean
Our good friend Kelanie Goeckler wrote a song called “The New has Come” and in her lyrics she sings “I am becoming like the One I’m beholding. The old is gone, and the new has come”.
The more we behold the scripture, behold Christ in His intimacy and behold the love of God all around us the more divine information we will receive. Jesus was always speaking through parables so that “those that heard would hear, and those that saw would see”. Most of us just aren’t beholding Him in all things but rather behold images/voices/noise that is of this world.
To allow ourselves to be in the constant state of change is painful and to obey his voice sometimes impossible. I love this quote found in Calvin’s Commentary, “Tis not a change only into the image of God with slight colors, an image drawn as with charcoal; but a glorious image even in the rough draught, which grows up into greater beauty by the addition of brighter colors: Changed (saith the Apostle, 2 Corinthians 3:18) into the same image from glory to glory: glory in the first lineaments as well as glory in the last lines.” —( Charnock’s Works)
I pray he has done more than the charcoal drawing on me! But I am becoming what I am beholding. Yes, today I decide what voice will I listen to in my life and being fixated on our faults can lead us away from what we should be beholding. Another devotional said, “The continual grubbing on the inside to see whether we are what we ought to be generates a self-centered, morbid type of Christianity, not the robust, simple life of the child of God.” Kevin Ott
My friend the old is gone and the new has come. Learn to behold Christ in all things. Behold Christ in His glorified state, behold Christ working in you a far bigger transformation than you can ever imagine. There is nothing greater than redemption.