Daily Reflections

More than a Passing Glance

June 28, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

We all . . . are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. —2 Corinthians 3:18

I find that I’m often far too occupied with my own appearance and image or with other things that I consider attractive or desirable. And by gazing upon those things, I will become more like them.

If I want to become more like Jesus, however, then I need to gaze upon His beauty and be consumed with the vision of His loveliness. To gaze means to steadfastly look at it. This isn’t a passing glance at Jesus, like when I just run through the spiritual drive-through on my way out to do my day where I quickly grab a proverb or a psalm. You’re not going to become like Jesus doing it that way.

If you want to become like Jesus, you gaze upon His beauty. As we gaze upon Him, He’ll show us what we need to see. In His light we see light. He will show us what He needs to change. We are being transformed, little by little, into the same image—from glory to glory!

Make it Personal

How does knowing that the more we gaze upon Jesus the more we become like Him give you hope today?