WATCH THOSE MODIFIERS

scripture

2 Cor. 3:18 “And we, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,…”

While reading this scripture I noticed that at some other time I had underlined it—except for the part between the commas. I wonder why. I guess I liked thinking I was being transformed into his likeness sort of automatically. But am I?

Let me repeat, this scripture say “we, who with unveiled faces contemplate his glory.”  He promises us that he can be found if we seek his face.  But we can’t come with a mask on! 

Today I am thinking how much faster we can be “in his likeness” if we come to him open-faced to behold his glory.

Come to him in innocence, not hiding in shame; come to him in humility, not with any degree of arrogance; come to him in holiness, realizing how much we lack in any “holiness” of our own making. How much easier to become like him when we demonstrate true innocence, humility, and holiness rather than pride, arrogance, and self-righteousness.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to WATCH THOSE MODIFIERS

  1. bond0servant says:

    Day by day, we want to reflect His image more and more !!

  2. Faye says:

    One of my favourite reflective Word Meditations. Yes one day at a time. failures and flawed through we may be……..reflecting His Image more and more. Never perfect, always flawed but travelling ever onwards. Love the blog post.

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