We become what we behold. We are to become conformed to the image of Christ, being transformed from one degree of glory to the next as we behold the glory of the Lord (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). We are to point the camera lens of our hearts toward Jesus as He is offered in the gospel, and let His glory shine in, burning His image on our souls and developing Christlikeness in our lives (Galatians 4:19; 1 John 3:2-3).
Where shall we find that glory most brightly displayed so that we may behold it and be gloriously transformed?
“…much of the glory of God appears in the works of creation and providence, but much more in the gospel, where it shines in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, vol. 6, “1 Timothy,” p. 651 [HT for this quote: Gospel-Driven Blog]
If I were to illustrate creation’s display of God’s glory by comparing it to the rays of the sun, then I would say that the message of the gospel as it is recorded in the Bible is like a magnifying glass that focuses that sunlight into white hot blaze. Let the gospel magnify the glory of Christ and burn His image into your soul this week as you meditate on the life, death, and resurrected life of Jesus.