In Christ's Image
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Amplified Bible: For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)
This study course concerns eternal things not temporal. When it comes to Christians (God's born again children; the greatest work that God is doing in this dispensation is conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ. In this work God works everything to that purpose.
This work takes priority over every other thing in our lives. This transformation is a process of spiritual growth from glory to glory.
The mirror that we look into is the mirror of God's word, as we be doers of God's word it become a part of us and has a transforming effect upon us.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
To get a better understanding of this process we must look to the Lord Jesus as our example. This we will do in the following pages.