“Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” 2 Corinthians 3:16
I think Moses, like many of us, tried to keep appearances up and preserve his reputation with people. We see this when he put a veil over his face to mask whenever the glory of the Lord was fading from him. Isn’t that what many of us do? Don’t we want those around us to see how special and self-sufficient we can be?
Moses may have felt insecure, unsatisfied, and hopeless, but not Paul. Paul was confident, satisfied and hopeful because he removed the veil. The veil represents a certain mindset. Paul said that those who wore a figurative veil were those whose minds were hardened. A veil is something that restricts us from seeing the freedom promised us in Christ.
It’s interesting to look back and remember the day we received Jesus, when the veil was removed and we received the Holy Spirit. We experienced great freedom and were so thankful for everything God had done, and then somewhere along the line we reverted back to trying to be self-sufficient. Whenever we put the veil back on we are forced to look to ourselves for all the answers.
But the reality is, we are not sufficient in ourselves. Rather, as Paul writes, “Our sufficiency is from God.” He has given us the Holy Spirit and a new mind, the mind of Christ. When we walk in the Spirit with the mind of Christ we experience true freedom because “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Join us on Sunday as we open 2 Corinthians 3 together and learn that the only way to experience true freedom is to “Remove the Veil!”
God bless you all and hope to see you there!