Lesson 4 Review: Seeing the Goldsmith’s Face
Memory Text: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV).
When the Goldsmith was asked how He would know when the gold in the fire is purified, he replied by saying, “When I can see my face in it”. God at some point in our lives may be seeking to purify us through crucibles, we are purified when Christ’s image is seen in us.
What cosmic drama do we face as Christians?
The Great Controversy between Christ and Satan.
What can we learn from Job’s attitude towards his trials?
Job trusted in the Lord amid the terrible trials, we should learn to trust in God no matter the nature of our crucible. Job believed that He would come out like gold after the trials, that should also be the more important thing for us, knowing that we will be more like God’s image.
Why is a Christ-like Character necessary?
A Christ-like character is necessary because it is important that we be more like Jesus to be able to inherit the Kingdom He has prepared for us. In the parables of the sheep and goat, they were separated based on their character.
What are the characteristics of the Wise in the context of Daniel 12:1-10?
The wise are wise because they have an understanding of the final events. They also understand when in these times they are purified and refined.
What does Paul say must happen before the fullness of Christ be revealed in our Christian community?
We must come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man. We experience and reveal the fullness of Christ when we are working together in fellowship with each other.
We lost God’s image after we fell, and God is in the business of restoring His image in us and only when we live Christ’s character can we say we are purified. I pray that God imputes in us His character so we can glorify Him in Jesus’ name.