When I was a little kid, I was taught a familiar song that went, He’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be. At the time, there was no way I could fully understand the implications of this song, but if you read yesterday’s blog in which I quoted Charles Spurgeon, then you can definitely appreciate what this song is all about. If you think about what Spurgeon said, about the on-going battle that we face, the internal battle of good vs. evil, the triumphs, the falls, and the ultimate victory with eternal life, all of that factors in to the completion of the project that each of us are as new creations in Christ. As this new creation, we are to strive to be more Christ-like each day. As we strive to be more Christ-like each day and submit our lives to the Lord, He in turn continues to “work on us” through the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. To visualize this, we can use the common metaphor, represented by the Potter and His clay that He continually molds and shapes until it is perfect. Just as Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”
In II Corinthians 13:11 the Apostle Paul instructs us to, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” In a society such as ours when we are constantly looking for role models and declaring people our “idols” who better to pattern our life after than that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Pray that the Lord makes you more like His Son each day, that He continues to work on you until you are a completed project in God’s Holy Glory.
Additional Study: II Corinthians 5:20, James 1:22-25, II Corinthians 13:11