Less Is More

“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV 1984).

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV 1984).

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:11–12, NIV 1984).

My Musings – When we look into the mirror of our souls, what do we see? Is it a poor reflection of the Lord we are supposed to be imitating? How is the transformation going? Is the reflection an ever-increasing likeness of His glory? Is He becoming greater and the old man or woman becoming less?

My Advice“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world [a poor reflection], but be transformed [into his likeness with ever-increasing glory] by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve [know fully, even as I am fully known] what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought [He must become greater; I must become less], but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” (Romans 12:1–3, NIV 1984). I think Paul might have given similar advice.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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