In our relationship with Jesus Christ we can be doing one of three things: we can grow to be more like Him, we can stay where we are, or we can become less like Him. In Revelation 3:16 Jesus warns us that if we are lukewarm, He will ‘vomit’ us out. Another word for lukewarm would be stagnant and no one wants to be stagnant. The path of becoming less like Jesus is the path of sin and that only leads to death and destruction. Paul instead urges us to seek to grow from “one degree of glory to another” as we strive to grow in our faith.
As Moses’ face reflected God’s glory, our lives should also reflect God’s glory that is within us. The love that Jesus has for us is the love that we should reflect to others. He challenges us to love others as He first loved us. As we grow in our faith and in the depth of our understanding of Jesus, we come to know more and more how deep and vast and wide His love is for us. As we grow in this way, we are in essence moving from one degree of glory to the next as our lives come to reflect His love more and more to those around us.
This transformation that is occurring in us should be noticeable to those in our lives. If we are growing in our faith, others should see this. The love and compassion we exhibit should slowly grow. The care and understanding we offer should slowly become greater and greater. The depth of mercy and forgiveness we extend should be ever-increasing. In all aspects of our lives we should be seeking to become more and more like Christ. This day may we strive to grow a little more in our faith, growing so that we may know Jesus more, reflecting His glory in increasing measure.
Scripture reference: 2 Corinthians 3:17 to 4:2