A Little More of Jesus Today
Imagine your life completely conformed to the image of Christ.
Sanctification has ceased. Glorification has arrived. There's perfect joy in Jesus at every moment. Your entire character — every thought and feeling and word and action — completely saturated with Jesus and the good news of what he has done. Imagine that.
And now remember that it won't happen in this life. It is not a reality we will attain in this world. Yet it is a reality that we should desire and strive toward. In other words, we earnestly aim at a target we will not hit, at least not now, not here. Not yet. That's how John Calvin explains it in Book III of The Institutes.
Conceding that Christians won't reach perfect conformity to Jesus's image in this age, Calvin says this doesn't mean we call it quits. Nor do we drop the bar. Explains…