changed3 (Custom)Back to 2 Corinthians 3.18, “beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image.” What image?

The image of Jesus. The main thing for every Christian is to be changed into the image of Jesus. Discipleship is all about being transformed into the image of Jesus. We come to act like Jesus. We come to respond like Jesus. We come to think like Jesus. It happens as we behold Him. The key is consistency:

There are significant differences in the moral behaviors and spiritual maturity of believers who read or listen to the Bible at least four times a week compared to those who read or hear Scripture less often or never at all. In fact, such engagement motivates service for God and impacts the world for Him (through helping in church, loving the unlovely, reaching out to the needy).

There are no statistical differences in the behaviors of those who read/listen to the Bible one to three times weekly and those who spend zero days doing so. That is, the lives of Christians who rarely read the Bible appear identical to those who don’t follow Christ at all.

Arnie Cole and Michael Ross, Unstuck: Your Life. God’s Design. Real Change. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2012).