2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory…
Man has an instinct for glory. Religion therefore to adapt itself to this instinct. Hence the glorious character of the two dispensations whereof the last is the greater.
I. THE GOSPEL IS A REFLECTION OF GOD'S GLORY.
1. The person of Christ reflects the Divine nature.
2. The ministry of Christ reflects the Divine mind.
3. His death reveals the Divine heart.
II. THE BELIEVER REFLECTS THE GLORY OF GOD.
1. Spiritual mindedness (2 Peter 1:4).
2. Immortal life.
III. BEHOLDING AND REFLECTING THE GLORY OF THE LORD IS PROGRESSIVE (2 Peter 2:5-7).
(T. Davis, Ph. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.