Today’s Reading | 2 Corinthians 3
What does the verb “being” communicate to you? Does it communicate to you a process, or a moment in time? Why even ask the question? Because Paul uses this verb to illustrate something very important to us in today’s reading. It is a crucial factor of the Christian life. Believers often see the Christian life as something that takes place in a moment in time. A decision was made at a church service and the expectation is to be “completely” different immediately. We can become discouraged when change hasn’t taken place overnight which can cause us to doubt the sincerity of the decision. In verse eighteen, Paul states that we are “being” transformed into the likeness of Christ. He uses this word to illustrate that our growth is a process. Becoming like Christ does not happen in a moment in time. The key is to look for growth. Am I more like Christ this year than last year? The actual decision is needed to begin the process. However, change takes place over time. What steps do you need to take to move forward in your Christian life? Remember it’s a process.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?