Thursday, September 9, 2010

Reflections of Glory

The purpose for this blog is to remind us of who and what we are supposed to be.  A recent study of 2 Corinthians 3 brought this more vividly to my attention.  When the church no longer reflects the glory of God,
we have allowed the darkness of the world to dim our light.  As Paul writes to the brethren in Corinth there was a need to teach them of the greater glory revealed to us.  Many in the world today want to hold up Moses as our hero and one we should look back to, and that the Ten commandments need to be restored.  This is directly against what Paul writes in this section of his letter.  While the glory of Moses was great, the glory of Christ is greater.   If we follow after the teachings of Moses we have allowed a veil to be placed over our heart so as to keep the greater glory from our life. The same can be said for any teachings not from God.  If a teaching is truly from God it is already recorded in His revealed word.  So what are we supposed to see when we look into the mirror of God's word?  Paul tells me I should see the glory Christ.  This glory reflects one who is walking according to truth, and is thus being transformed from the glory of Christ we reflect on earth to the eternal glory of heaven.  As brothers and sisters in Christ we are to be building one another up in the hope of this glory.  As we hold up the truth of God's word we should be shining the light of glory toward the world of darkness,  not dimming it by our refusal to be reflections of God's glory.   So then, let us live as a mirror image of our Savior.  Rodger

1 comment:

  1. That reminded me of the song that we teach our little children ... "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..." We, as Christians, should be lighting up the world with The Word!