“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 [3:18]
Is it worth it? I ask that question on a nearly daily basis. Is it worth it to exercise? To finish that project? To cook dinner instead of order out?
Have you ever asked that question about following Jesus? You may not expect to read this in a devotional, but you should. We should be asking if it’s worth it, because when we ask, the value becomes all the clearer.
Following Jesus costs something. It costs our freedoms, our self-indulgent comforts. It might cost you a job, respect, or friendship. I’ve met people who paid for their faith with beatings, with all their worldly possessions, or with their citizenship.
How, you might ask, could following Jesus be worth that? Too often, we follow a version of faith that isn’t worth such a price, but God is calling us into something beautiful. As we follow Him, He transforms us from one degree of glory to the next. No matter what you’re going through today, I want to encourage you to not look at your circumstances; dwell instead upon the glory of God, transforming you to be more like Him.
God, thank You for the work of Your Spirit, which replaces our false freedom with true freedom. Thank You for Your work, transforming me from one degree of glory to the next. Teach me to live a life that pursues that hope above all else. Amen.
For Further Reading
2 Corinthians 4