What You Behold

What You Behold

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  (Phil 4:8 NKJV)

This passage of Scripture is talking about meditation upon positive topics and positive traits.  Why does the Lord want us to think about these things?  One of the main reasons is that our lives do reflect whatever we value and whatever we think about. 

The more that we value and think about passages from the Bible, then the more that our lives will reflect the values of the Bible.  The more that we value our relationship with Jesus and the more often that we think about Jesus’ qualities, the more that we will reflect His beautiful qualities in our own lives.

 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.  (2 Cor 3:17-18 NKJV)

This passage, above, in 2 Corinthians confirms that what we behold [view, consider, regard] will actually transform us!  Hallelujah!

Daily Bible reading is such a wonderful practice to cultivate because it will show us God’s “Good Life” which He has in store for each and every one of us.  All that we are required to do in order to receive it is to think about it regularly and to value it highly; because we become whatever we behold.

God has created us to be miraculous beings who are transformed by the things upon which we focus, and which we value. 

A New Point of View

A New Point of View

Hello and welcome!  Today we’re considering a new way of beholding, observing, or regarding.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  (1 Sam 16:7)

In these verses, we’re reminded that God knows our hearts and regards each of us according to His unique, all-encompassing point of view.  He knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves!

In 2 Corinthians, the writer admits that even though he used to regard Jesus from a human point of view, he does so no longer.  Why is this important?  Perhaps because the Holy Spirit was able give Paul revelation into Jesus’ identity as Messiah, Refuge, High Tower, Rock, etc., etc.  In other words, the Holy Spirit can accurately show us more than we can ever observe or learn on our own.

God sees us as we truly are—as who He created us to be; and His perception of each one of us is accurate

God’s TRUTH (His Word) says that we are:

  • God’s children (John 1:12)
  • Set free (Romans 6:18, 22)
  • Redeemed  (Luke 1:68; Gal. 3:13)
  • Accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
  • Made strong (Acts 3:16; 2 Cor. 13:9)
  • Justified (Romans 5:1)
  • Healed (1 Peter 2:24)
  • His seed (Romans 11:1; 1 John 3:9)
  • His representatives (Matt. 28:19;John 8:31; 13:35)

Adopt a new point of view concerning yourself, and it will change EVERYTHING!  See yourself the way that God sees you, and it will revolutionize your life!