Welcome to "SATURDAY STROLL!"
In these posts I will be interacting with Scripture – making it a conversational walk of faith.
Sometimes we'll be talking with Jesus, sometimes God will be talking with us.
There might even be *guest appearances* by some of our beloved characters from the Bible!
So put on your walking shoes – you know we can all use the exercise!
THE AMAZING JIGSAW PUZZLE OF GOD'S WORD
All the pieces fit together...
So all of us who have had that veil removed…
"Ears to hear and eyes to see--both are gifts from the LORD." (Proverbs 20:12)
"No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us." (John 1:18)
"So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son." (John 1:14)
"For God, who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)
and reflect the glory of the Lord…
"Jesus responded, 'Didn't I tell you that you would see God's glory if you believe?'" (John 11:40)
"I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one." (John 17:22)
And the Lord--who is the Spirit…
'"And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised.'"
"For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17)
makes us more and more like him…
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." (Romans 12:2)
"For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."
(Romans 8:29, NIV)
as we are changed into his glorious image…
"Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life…let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy."(Ephesians 4:21-23)
"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Jesus speaks on our behalf:
"'Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!'" (John 17:24)
And we are given these promises:
"Dear friends, we are already God's children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is." (1 John 3:2)
"Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely." (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
(Verse study: 2 Corinthians 3:18 / Benediction: Philippians 4:20)
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