If our contentment in life is built upon the sands of circumstances, nice things or good relationship we are not only endangering our happiness but are guilty of committing idolatry. However, if God who never changes is the foundation of our happiness and not the blessings and gifts he bestows, we are in a position to give thanks no matter the circumstance.
Finding salvation is more than just doing good works. In fact, Jesus says, entering the Kingdom of God requires a new birth. Nicodemus along with many today, did not grasp Jesus’ words, or, better put, did not accept his testimony–one of the most important pieces of actually experiencing the new birth.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.