THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A man was rushed to the hospital yesterday because he swallowed a $5.00 bill.
They’re keeping him under observation, but so far...
there’s been no change.
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body,
according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,
so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
In Philippians, Chapter 3, Paul says,
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.” (vs 7)
Also, Paul says (in vs 14) “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
In other words, Paul says he put everything of his into Christ’s hands.
And, he persevered in that thought.
Then, Paul reminds us, when a person genuinely surrenders to Christ, he/she has this promise:
That Christ will one day “change our vile body” and,
it shall be “fashioned like unto His glorious body!”
We have to admit: that’s gonna be some BIG CHANGE!
Now, without the chapter dividing, Paul continues with the same thought and says,
”Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,
so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.” (Phil. 4:1 above)
To “stand fast” is to persevere!
To persevere in the thought of that change, would mean to be changing,
at least a little at a time, NOW!
Surely, if one is “in Christ,” he/she is a “new creature.” (2Cor 5:17)
And, by “beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Cor. 3:18)
Yes, it’s gonna be a BIG CHANGE to take us from mortality to immortality,
from corruptible to incorruptible.
But our character should be changing a little each day!