Renewing the Mind – 12

This post is Day 12 in a series of studies about “Renewing the Mind”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Renewing the Mind – Day 12

Matthew 17:2

There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

The Thought

The word “transfigured” here is another example of the Greek word ‘metamorphoō’.

Jesus was “changed” on what has become known as “the Mount of Transfiguration”. He lost His earthly appearance and He radiated the light of Heaven. What a privilege it was for those 3 disciples, Peter, James and John to witness that change. There must have been many times after that occasion when they thought back to it and wondered if they had dreamed it.

On that mountain, Jesus was totally overcome by who He is in God’s eyes. Peter’s reaction in verse 4 expresses the privilege he felt on being there. He wanted to react in some way, to do something practical, but God’s voice from Heaven interrupted and brought all three disciples to their knees in fear and awe. God’s voice told them to stop talking and LISTEN.

Maybe that is a good command for us today. How much do you “listen” to the Lord in your prayer times? Or during your daily activities? For most of us it is much easier to keep talking than to listen.

God made it clear to the disciples that day who Jesus was. Do you know who you are in God’s eyes? Do you radiate His light? Jesus is the Light of the world, (John 9:5) but He also says “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). That’s you and me He is talking to. What a challenge!


Pray for His light to shine through you in your daily life. Pray for the changes that you know have begun, to continue.

Praise Jesus for His light shining in the darkness of this world. Praise Him that one day we shall be like Him and we will see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).

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