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Beholding is Becoming

July 19, 2011

This is an excerpt from a letter by John Piper. I have had the same experience as John, discovering the wonderful, transforming truth the Scriptures proclaim: we’re transformed by beholding Christ. That’s how sanctification happens. If the Christian life is a building, this is surely the cornerstone. It’s a hard, frustrating, impossible road to try to live the Christian life any other way.

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The most important text on my emergent frogishness became 2 Corinthians 3:18 —

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

This was one of the greatest secrets I ever discovered: Beholding is becoming.

Introspection must give way to amazement at glory. When it does, becoming happens. If there is any key to maturity it is that. Behold your God in Jesus Christ. Then you will make progress from tadpole to frog. That was a great discovery.

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  1. July 19, 2011 5:56 pm

    I couldn’t agree more…this is the same process I’ve experienced. Life-changing and freeing. Great post.

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