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Ever-increasing Glory

Anchor Devotional - 11.23.15


"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

2 Corinthians 3:12-18

The central figure of any traditional wedding you might attend is the bride. All those in attendance at a recent wedding we went to were eager with anticipation to see the bride’s loveliness – every part of her was adorned for that moment when she walked down the aisle toward her groom. We all rose as the wedding march began. With tears, the bride’s father gently lifted her veil and presented her to the groom. Then she gazed at her beloved with unveiled face – her eyes on him alone.

As Christians, we are the bride of our Groom, Jesus. When we accept Him as our Lord – our Groom – the veil over our hearts is taken away, and we begin to know Him intimately as we behold His glory. In this life we see Him more clearly, and we grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus. His Spirit transforms us into His image. The mystery is that, one day, when Christ appears, “we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2b). “Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12b).

Scripture Focus

2 Corinthians 3:12-18

Insight

Jesus fully knows and loves your uncovered heart and face. Are you knowing his heart more dearly and seeing his face more clearly?

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 25-26
  • Psalm 143
  • 1 Thessalonians 3-4