2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (TNIV)
12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 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. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
When we turn to the Lord in faith, the veil that covers our hearts and minds is removed and we are set free from guilt, sin, and death. We now have access to God’s presence and as we look upon His glory, we are transformed even more into His image.
Jesus calls us to follow His example and lay down our lives so others may live. As we offer ourselves to God, we can experience this freedom and transformation even more powerfully. This is the hope and joy that we are living with.
Response: Thank God that He has taken away the veil and through Christ, we now have direct access to God’s presence. Take some time to worship God and praise Him. In faith, let’s offer ourselves again to the Lord, pledging our lives to Him so we can be transformed even more into His image with ever-increasing glory.