“Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?” 2 Corinthians 3:8
Between 1886 and 1924, nearly 14 million immigrants entered the US through New York Harbor and the first thing they saw greeting them was the majestic Statue of Liberty, which has come to be known by many as “Lady Liberty.” What a glorious sight this must have been for them as they stood there in awe, eyes filled with tears. They came from different places and for different reasons. While some fled their country’s brutal regimes, others just simply came searching for a new and better way of life for themselves and their children in a place with opportunities they would have never known otherwise.
As glorious as that sight must have been for them, Paul writes about a glory far greater in 2 Corinthians 3. The glory that Paul calls “more glorious” is the glory found in the “New Way.” The “New Way” makes us right with God through the redemptive work of Jesus. Paul goes on to tell us that as we keep our eyes fixed on our glorious Savior, He, through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, transforms our lives. Wow! What an amazing glory that is!
Today, let’s keep our eyes fixed on the glorious Good News of Jesus and allow His Spirit to continue to transform our lives, making us a greater reflect of Him.