Satisfied with His Likeness – Psalm 17

1 John 3:2 says: “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”

Think about what you will be in eternity. When you see the King in all of His glory, you will be like Him. Psalm 17:15 says: “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” Oh to be utterly and completely satisfied.

C.S. Lewis says it well: God “will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into … a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly…His own boundless power and delight and goodness” (p. 176). There are no ordinary people. You’ve never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization, these are mortal and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. It’s a serious thing to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to, may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship. — C.S.Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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