Midweek Wake-Up, August 16th, 2018
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 tells us that “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
Paul is describing something different than simply looking in the mirror at our own reflection. He is using the example of looking in a mirror, as an illustration, to describe what happens to us when we behold the glory of the Lord. In other words, when we look upon Jesus and consider his glory we are transformed into his likeness.
In Exodus 34 we heard about how Moses’ face shone as a result of speaking with the Lord. That glory was fading and Moses used to put a veil over his face to cover what was fading. The covenant that the Lord made with the Israelites in the book of Exodus came with a glory that was fading. The new covenant, in the blood of Christ, does not come with a fading glory, but rather an increasing one.
You mean to say that I am supposed to be reflecting the glory of Jesus? Yes, dear brother and sister, you, by gazing at Christ, become more like him and it is his power that is at work in and through you. Praise God for the gift of his grace!