Beyond the Gospels: Corinthians

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 3

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But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.-vs. 14

Moses spent days on the mountain with God. When he would come down to speak to the Israelites he covered his face with a veil because it literally glowed. This is the same veil Paul is talking about here in Corinthians.
Webster’s describes a veil as a concealing curtain or cover of cloth. When we read God’s Word as just a book without the resurrection knowledge of Christ, a covering still remains. The Scriptures become a list of rules to follow… a way to decide who is in and who is out. The truth remains veiled without the power of Christ.
Baptism takes on a new picture to me when I read these words. The waters of baptism falling from a new believer’s face are like the removing of a veil. Yes, we are dead to sin. Yes, we are raised from the water a new creation. The old is gone and the new begins. And in this re-birth we have a new way to read. In Christ we read unveiled words that reveal life and love and truth. What was once just a book has become a story… my story… your story. Oh, what a beautiful story it is.
Lord Jesus, thank You for making Your Word come alive to me.
Thank You for making me alive in Your Word.

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