REASONS TO REHEARSE THE GOSPEL DAILY
Day 5-Transformed By Glory
The glory of God is the most powerful agent of transformation available to mankind. It is so powerful that it transforms those who merely gaze upon it. The apostle Paul gives personal testimony concerning this stunning fact. “But we all,” he says, “beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.” 14 From Paul’s testimony I learn that if I wish to become all that God wants me to be, I must behold His glory each day.
But where do I find God’s glory to behold? Indeed, the glory of God is revealed throughout all of Creation,15 but the Bible indicates, that outside of heaven, that the glory of God in its thickest density dwells inside the gospel. It is for this reason that the gospel is described in Scripture as “the gospel of the glory of Christ” and “the gospel of the glory of the blessed God.”16 Consequently, as I habitually gaze upon the glory of the Lord revealed in the gospel, I can know that actual deposits of God’s very glory are attaching themselves to my person and transforming me from one level of glory to another.17 This transformation is deep and abiding, and unfadingly displays the glory of God to others.
14-2 Corinthians 3:18. “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.”
15-Psalm 19:1. “The heavens are telling of the glory of God…” Isaiah 6:3. “…Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.”
16-2 Corinthians 4:4. “…the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ…” 1 Timothy 1:11. “…the gospel of the glory of the blessed God…” (literal translation)
17-2 Corinthians 3:18- “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.”