DON’T GLANCE; GAZE! - Friday, May 25
(As You Look At The Lord, You’re Changed)
TO THE BIBLE Hebrews 12:2 CEV
“We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne!”
Everything the Father is and has is in Jesus. Colossians 2:9 says, “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” He’s the expression of the totality of divinity. Now you can understand why He said, “…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…” (John 14:9). In the eleventh verse of the same chapter, He said, “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me…” (John 14:11). Therefore, to behold Jesus is to behold the Father.
]Today, we see Him in the Word, for He’s the living Word. He’s the beauty of God. Another beautiful thing is that the more you know Jesus, the more you see Him in, and through the Word, the more you know and see yourself, because you’re in Him. You can’t know Jesus without discovering yourself. The Bible says as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). So, to know Him is to know yourself.
No wonder the Bible says, “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 by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). The glory of God is Jesus Christ; He’s the effulgence or brightness of God’s glory, and the express image, reflection, and reflector of God’s glory. Keep your eyes on Him and be continually metamorphosed from glory to glory. James 1:25 says anyone who continues to look is blessed. In other words, he’s like a tree planted by the rivers of water, forever fruitful, productive, and prosperous in all things.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that transforms me from glory to glory. As I study and meditate on your Word, I’m metamorphosed, and positioned for the higher life of glory and triumphs, filled with strength, courage, faith and wisdom to do your will, and fulfil my destiny in you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 12:1-19, 2 Kings 16-17
Mark 12:35-44, Numbers 28
Meditate on Psalm 17:15 NASB: “As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.