He Could Have Permanently Appeared as He Did During the Transfiguration

This morning while using the Text Commentaries: David Guzik (Blue Letter Bible: Matthew), I read

Matt. 17. I read of an idea that struck me as extraordinary:

“Essentially this (the Transfiguration) was not a new miracle, but the temporary cessation of an ongoing one. The real miracle was that Jesus, most of the time, could keep from displaying this glory

"For Christ to be glorious was almost a less matter than for him to restrain or hide his glory. It is forever his glory that he concealed his glory; and that, though he was rich, for our sakes he became poor." (Spurgeon)

So, it is extraordinary to think that while most of the time Jesus was on earth, he was displaying a miracle by NOT “unusually” displaying His Fathers Glory thru Him.  In other words, restraining Himself from constantly appearing like He was during the Transfiguration was itself a miracle.  That’s good stuff!!

 -Destry LeBrun