Romans 8 vs
29》”For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”~》New King James Version, NKJV》
PRECIOUS greetings to you, Cherished one. Mostly, mankind admires to be like those who have made great success in certain areas of life. Many Christians desire to emulate the life of the good people in the Bible. But God’s ultimate plan for all is to learn from His only begotten Son, Jesus, the Christ. Our focal text unveils that you are predestined to be conformed or molded to the image of God’s Son. *All that we need for living a victorious Christian life is found in Him.*
The word “conformed” used above comes from the Greek word “summorphos”. It means “having the same or exact form or copy as another”. Jesus is the only “form” God predestined us to become or fashioned unto. Yes, God’s standard for His children is to attain to the “measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). Every believer is destined to be conformed to Christ in words, thoughts and deeds (Matthew 11:29,30). He is the Perfect Example for living a fulfilling life on earth. Galatians 4:19 says “until Christ be formed in you”.
The Apostles: Peter, Paul, John etc had Jesus as their major focus (1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:1). They emulated Him in words, deeds, thoughts to the extent that the Jews and the high priests noticed “they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). We have to consciously and persistently walk and grow in His wisdom, knowledge, word, deeds and thought patterns in order to represent Him well on earth; because we are predestined to become exact copies of His person. Beloved, let all your desires and pursuit be in conformity to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always.
Dear Lord Jesus, I love You so much for You first loved me. As You are so I am in this world. My life is predestined to be conformed and molded to Yours. I partake and live the divine nature. I am living to show forth Your praises in word, thoughts and deeds by the power of Your Spirit in me. Hallelujah !
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Pray and thank God for the power to conform to the image of His Son.
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