Beholding the Glory

One of the scriptures I consider most often is this beautiful verse:

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” - 2 Corinthians 3:18

Jesus is the Glory of God.

And, because of the work of the Holy Spirit, you and I can fix a clear gaze upon the face of Jesus. It is that fixation, that divine obsession, that brings about God’s transformative power in our lives. We behold the very glory of God.

Behold…

be hold…

As we hold the gaze, He causes us to be like him.

In Exodus 33:10 the scripture says, “But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.” To behold the Glory, to gaze upon the countenance of Christ, is to experience the death of self and life unto God.

The scripture also says, “But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.” (Psalm 1:2). According to John 1:1, the Word is Christ. So Christ is our meditation. Upon Him, we meditate. And as we meditate upon Christ (The Word), the Holy Spirit takes the Word and causes it to become revelation.

Jesus is revealed.

The veil is lifted.

And we are changed as we behold Him…

The very Glory of God.