OVERVIEW: Paul overviews the surpassing greatness of the new covenant, citing the hope and freedom it brings.
BIG IDEA: Jesus’ followers are being transformed each day into his image.
KEY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 3:18 (Paul to the Corinthians)
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Your faith does not have to be a mystery. There will always be elements of the spiritual world that you do not understand. But far more obvious and essential things stand before you. In Jesus, you have direct contact with me. You can approach me anytime and for anything. I am not hidden or only available certain times of the year or if you achieve specific goals. I am with you now. Talk to me. Sing praises to me. Seek my help, strength, and power.
You are living under a new covenant in Christ, one that is eternal and not temporal. It is one with limitless promises that are never forgotten and always fulfilled. In the new covenant, I grant you forgiveness; you do not earn it. My grace pursues you instead you seeking me. I am available to you—right now—and to all who look for me. Enjoy this blessing. Share this good news with everyone you know.
Keep your eyes on Jesus. In what ways are you currently being transformed into the image of Christ? Are there specific traits God’s is trying to develop or habit he wants you to break? Identify one or more and pray about those. Pay attention today to what God may be saying or doing within you.