Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 Corinthians 3

The glory of God is revealed in our lives. For Moses in Old Testament times his time with God was revealed in a face that shined with the glory of God. Unfortunately, this glory scared his fellow Israelites so he covered his face with a veil to cover up the glory. Moses continued to wear the veil long after the glory of his encounter with God faded (hence the "end of the glory that was being set aside {13})." One of the most profound and challenging statements in this letter is verse 18 "and all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed in to the same image from one degree of glory to another." That is to say our lives are to reveal to the world our relationship and connection to God. One of the functions of the Christian's life is to be the burnished and polished mirror that ever more perfectly reflects the presence and the glory of Christ. In our "unveiled faces" people should see the glory and the grace and the mercy and the unspeakable love and presence of God. Our life in the Kingdom is revealed in who we are becoming and through the actions and activity of our lives.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! Ah, to be free of the rules of religion; to be free to live life in relationship with Jesus; to be free to live without veils and covers and pretense. That would be freedom indeed!

1 comment:

CasioKid said...

In the late 70's there was a great song we used in Marriage Encounter:

"Peace, Joy and Love
Freedom in my soul!
Jesus takes me higher,
Jesus makes me whole."

In living my life, I need to focus my micro/tele-scope on :
J -Jesus first
O - others next
Y - yourself last