Saturday, May 17, 2014

In Whose Image?

Have you ever encountered someone who made you feel like you weren't the person they thought you should be and that the way you were living your life did not fit their interpretation of what a Christian should do? How did that make you feel? If you are honest, it made you feel awful. Did it make you want to spend more time with that person? Unless you’re a masochist, probably not.

How is it that we have come to believe our job as a Christian is to tell other Christians how to live out their Christianity?

Listen, there is only one image you need to be conformed to.

There is a lot of good advice out there. Take it. It’s helpful. However, all of the “How to Be a Better Christian” job descriptions are simply food for the birds. Instead, listen to your Father in Heaven:

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Rom. 8:29

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Cor. 3:18

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