“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
There is coming a day when will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye and we will see the Lord face to face. But until that day we are to be transformed in another way. It goes back to the liberty we talked about this morning in 2 Corinthians 3:17. We are liberated from the bondage of sin.
Ephesians 4:20-24 NKJV “But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Romans 12:1-2 NKJV “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
How do we stay free from sin? By renewing our mind to the Word of God by letting the Word of God transform us. Psalm 119:11 tells us to hide the Word in our heart so that we don’t sin.
We long for heaven and we should. We long to be completely free of temptation and in that day we will be completely transformed. Until that day comes, let us be transformed by the renewing of our minds to the Word of God.