Topic: Abiding Glory [July 11, 2016]
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18
Key Verse: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
The hope of believers is eternal life. The Bible says, eyes have not seen and it has not entered into the imagination of anyone, what God has prepared for His people. All the beauties in this world will pale into insignificance when compared to the beauty and the bliss of eternal life. Christ, who is the Hope of glory, will bring along with Him this glory that shall never fade nor pass away.
It then means that whatever we see here at the moment, is just a mere shadow. They are not in any way to be compared with the splendour which the overcomers will enjoy endlessly. In our passage today, Paul contrasts his ministry of the new covenant with the ministry of the Old Testament covenant and law that was given to the nation of Israel on Mount Sinai. Since the sacrifices could not atone for sin, those who administered them laboured seemingly fruitlessly as they had no effect in producing justification for sin. The Old Testament law was however glorious because it accomplished the purpose for which it was given, that is, to bring man to Christ. When Moses received the law on Mount Sinai, he came down with a radiant face. However, after a period of time, the glory that was radiating from his face faded.
Thought for the day: The yearning for greatness produces the internal revolution that will give birth to it.
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