Devotional

Painting a Portrait

March 8th, 2017 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, houses a treasure of paintings from across the centuries, including 166 images of Winston Churchill, 94 of William Shakespeare, and 20 of George Washington. With the older portraits, we may wonder: Is that what these individuals really looked like?

For instance, there are 8 paintings of Scottish patriot William Wallace (c. 1270–1305), but we obviously don’t have photographs to compare them to. How do we know if the artists accurately represented Wallace?

Something similar might be happening with the likeness of Jesus. Without realizing it, those who believe in Him are leaving an impression of Him on others. Not with brushes and oils, but with attitudes, actions, and relationships.

Are we painting a portrait that represents the likeness of His heart? This was the concern of the apostle Paul. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus,” he wrote (Phil. 2:5). With a desire to accurately represent our Lord, he urged His followers to reflect the humility, self-sacrifice, and compassion of Jesus for others.

It has been said, “We are the only Jesus some people will ever see.” As we “in humility value others above [ourselves]” (v. 3), we will show the world the heart and attitude of Jesus Himself.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • FaithPointe ChurchWe are surrendered and transformed people who love God and love others. All that we are is about building the ...View PlaylistFriday, 10:45 am-11:00 am

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. Back To School Bash- Versailles Church of God of Prophecy

    July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Faith & Family Night- Lexington Legends

    July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Homecoming & Basket Meeting: Historic First Baptist Church at Camp Nelson

    July 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Silent Auction- Versailles Church of God of Prophecy

    August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Big Block Party Event Hosted by Crosspointe Church of Versailles

    August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From our Facebook Feed