There is much of our Trinitarian understanding of God in this sentence: The Lord is the Spirit. (3:17) The designation the Lord is used for both Jesus and the Father!
* Loving God, please reveal to us today a little more of You, our need for You, and how we can better listen and obey!
“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
What a strong and encouraging passage, a war-cry of the believer!
“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, …”
The best way to tell people about Jesus is to refuse any cunning practice or tampering with God’s word and give the open statement of the truth.
This will be costly.
But God’s word stands on its own.
And indeed, the message is NOTHING OF US.
The message we have is ALL OF JESUS.
He is the one who takes away the veil that lies over our hearts.
He is the one who saves us to the uttermost.
He is the one who is our light and life, the word become flesh, the glory of God.
Hallelujah for this!
* God Above,
Thank You that You transform us, our faces unveiled through the light of the knowledge of Your glory through the face of Jesus our Lord.
Thank You that You transform us into the same image from one degree of glory to another.
Please help us understand more of You today, to grow closer to You in our walk along this narrow road.