You’re a reflector

Apr 15, 2024

‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,’2 Corinthians  3:18 NKJV

As the old saying goes, ‘You become like the company you keep.’ Paul explains it this way: ‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.’ (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV).

Christians, like mirrors, reflect the glory of God. The more you spend time in God’s presence, the more you will reflect His likeness and carry His presence with you. What does beholding your face in a mirror mean? It’s more than just a quick glance; behold means to study, stare at, and contemplate. The Bible tells us after Moses spent 40 days on a mountain in God’s presence, the people of Israel couldn’t bear to look at his face because it was glowing with the glory of God. ‘And it came about, when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai … that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.’ (Exodus 34:29 NASB). What Moses beheld was what Moses became! The Bible says that ‘whatever you do, do all to the glory of God’ (1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV). That means ‘whatever you do’, you’re a reflector!

Jesus said, ‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16 NIV).

In other words, people should be able to look at you and see the God who lives within you. And that should be the case at home, at play, in the workplace, and anywhere else you happen to be.

SoulFood: Jer 51-52, Mark 2:23-28, Ps 50:16-23, Pro 10:11-13
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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