What am I looking at?

“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 from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Cor 3:18)

For believers in Christ, our faces have been unveiled.  That is, we are allowed to gaze at the ungazable, to see the unseeable.  We are allowed to look at God in the person of Christ and see Him for who He is (cf. Jn. 1:18).

Like looking in a mirror, we see the clear picture of God — we see Him closely, intimately, and truly.  We comprehend His vastness and wondrousness — as much as a man can know the unknowable.

And what we are looking at as we look at Christ is what we are becoming.  God not only has revealed Himself to us, but He also is transforming us so that we become like Him.  One glorious step after another, we increasingly manifest His glory, His character.

This is what the Lord, through the inner working of the Spirit of God does in the life of every believer.  Not only pastors and elders and deacons and teachers, but we all, as believers in Christ, are seeing God and being transformed by Him into His likeness.

The question is, what am I looking at today?  Am I intentionally gazing at the beauty and wonder of Christ and being captivated by Him and desiring Him above all else?  Or am I being distracted by some trinket or trifle and being conformed to something unglorious?

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