“All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
I never thought about the fact that there could be different degrees of glory. Afterall, glory is glory, right? Not according to this verse from 2 Corinthians. We all reflect a certain amount of the Lord’s glory. However, when the Lord’s Spirit within each of us is able to transform us even more so into His image and likeness, we reflect an even greater degree of the Lord’s glory. This reflected glory, being the result of Spiritual transformation, attracts others. It is through this reflected glory that others might come to know the Lord, or grow closer in their own relationship with Him.
See yourself as the Lord’s reflected glory today. One can only imagine the even greater degree with which we will reflect His glory from heaven one day!