“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 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 Corinthians 3:17-18 ESV)
Whether we can articulate it or mentally get our minds around it, we long for freedom. And not some political or gluttonous freedom that society says we should long for, but Spiritual freedom. Freedom in front of the Creator of the universe, freedom from fear of punishment that we deserve, and freedom to live a new life. In Christ, this freedom is yours. Freedom to worship with abandon. Freedom to breathe deeply and relax. Freedom to see the glory of the Lord.
Then, in this beholding of God’s glory, we are transformed. Into the image of Christ from one degree of glory to another. Notice it is not one degree of behavior to another, or one degree of intellect to another. But one degree of glory. Do we “get” glory? Do we fully comprehend the glory of Christ that we are being transformed into? I don’t. It blows me away and leaves me in awe that a wretched mess like me would be chosen for glory. And it doesn’t come from me or my potential. It is not because I have the right lineage or the right discipline. It solely comes from the Lord.
Friend, get in on this. Believe in Christ. Be transformed. Be free. And then run around and tell people about your freedom.