Are You Becoming More Like Jesus?

“Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”

Romans 8:30

Ponder This

Why does God want us to be conformed to the image of His Son? When God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He created them in His image. That was so that they could know Him, worship Him, and fellowship with Him. After sin marred that image, Jesus came to restore that image. He does so, first of all, by regeneration, when we’re saved and made partakers of the Holy Spirit. And then He does it by sanctification as we’re being made more and more like Him. Then one day, thank God, when Jesus comes in glorification, we will be made just like He is in His glorified body.

Do you want to know how you’re doing in the Christian life? Here’s a question to assess yourself: Are you becoming more like Jesus? Are you having God’s purpose fulfilled in you? This happens as we become more like Jesus. God is not primarily concerned about making you healthy or wealthy. God’s purpose is that you become more like Jesus.

  • What evidence does your life show that you are becoming more like Jesus each day?
  • Where does your life give evidence that you might be holding too tightly to things of the world?

Practice This

Ask God to reveal where He wants to grow you to be more like Jesus. Ask Him to help you to submit to Him and release the things that hold you back from becoming more like Him.