Transformed From the Inside Out

by | Jul 27, 2018

Transformed from the Inside Out I Daily Walk Devotion

Any change that we want to happen in our life has to start on the inside. When the change does take place we have been transformed from the inside out. It radiates through our whole body and life because it wasn’t superficial. When Jesus was transfigured it meant that he was transformed from the inside out.

Matthew 17:1-3

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.


The scene on the Mount of Transfiguration is unlike anything in the Bible. Jesus takes his three closest disciples up on the mountain and God transforms Jesus’ human body into something resembling the sun. The word for Transfiguration here means to transform from the inside out. On that mountaintop, Jesus showed what was truly inside of him.

Still Waters

Jesus’s transfiguration made his face shine like the sun. Peter, James, and John got to witness the glory of God in Jesus. This is what he will look like when we are in heaven. The real miracle here wasn’t that Jesus’s shined like the sun, but that he could contain this glory every day without it coming out.

From the Inside Out

When we receive Jesus as our personal savior he does a transformation in us. We die to our old life and are spiritually resurrected an entirely new person. He is beginning the process of transforming us from the inside out. He starts with our heart and then proceeds to work on our attitude and actions.

The Road to the Cross

After Jesus is transfigured, he begins talking with Elijah and Moses. There is a lot of speculation about what is going on here. Luke 9:31 tells us that they were talking to him about his upcoming death that was about to take place in Jerusalem. God sent two of his greatest saints to minister to and encourage Jesus. A little bit later God declares that Jesus is his son whom he is well pleased. Put this in perspective, and you start to realize how difficult the road to the cross was.