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 in my Bible,  I noticed that at some other time I had underlined it—except for the part between the commas. I wonder why I did not underline that phrase; it is very important. I guess I liked thinking I was being transformed into his likeness sort of automatically. But am I?

This scripture is translated in many ways and I found little to “pin it down” in commentaries I have read. I believe it is a good example of a scripture applying to me for my need at a particular time.

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.  

And if we lack innocence, humility, and holiness, He is the place to go to receive such.  Then we can “contemplate his glory” with unveiled faces.

If we looked to our Father as this baby looks to his father, we would find it easier to become like Him.


Thanks to Pixabay for the image

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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10 Responses to WITH UNVEILED FACE

  1. Hal Barbera says:

    I looked at this post and what did See!

    A beautiful angel smiling innocently at me!

  2. Salvageable says:

    Good thoughts. In the larger context of the chapter, Paul discusses how the Pharisees failed to recognize Jesus as the fulfillment of what Moses promised because they approached Moses while wearing a veil–their search for rules and regulations and their failure to see grace. Paul was determined to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified. When we read the Scriptures with Christ and his sacrifice in mind, our faces are unveiled. J.

  3. Debbie L says:

    Love this! Such a beautiful image to help us!

    • oneta hayes says:

      And as we behold the wonder of this little face, so God beholds those who seek to see his face. Wonderful beyond words. Good to see you, Debbie L. I know you are on FB also. See you occasionally but I don’t spend much time there. Too busy over here. 😀

  4. Faye says:

    Oh dear ones all, reading and replying to your welcome posts. I thank God for every day of expanding and growing faith in Him. No one this side of heaven would ever be ‘good enough’ to get so close to an almighty God. That’s why Jesus gave His life. Through His sacrifice (not through anything we can or will ever do or achieve) He has made the way………His Blood shed for humanity covers the lives of all who will follow so we can with out fear (as a little child) come into His Holy Presence (virtually climb upon His lap) and call Him…..Abba …My Father. (We will never be worthy this side of eternity) That why beloved, one day at a time, we follow we walk on…. face unveiled following as the Spirit teaches and leads repenting often and Knowing Peace and Hope.
    Be Blessed Oneta by your heritage and keep blogging. xx That’s why Jesus is Lord and the only SAVIOUR.

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