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2 Corinthians 3:7-18 (NIV)
The Greater Glory of the New Covenant
7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! 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.
What changes have you noticed since you turned to the Lord?
The biggest change for me is really looking at things from the perspective of “ Eternity “ It so easy to get bogged down with little things every day, all those are important but how many of them will matter tomorrow, next year,….then there is eternity! I realize now that life is fleeting and I have been given the freedom to be a servant of the Lord and bring glory to him.
Lord, you have filled my heart and mind with hope and encouraged my mind to stay focused on you. Even on days when things seem dark and sometimes out of control all I need to do is think about your power over the world and I realize you are in control. You are the unfailing anchor of my life, your love for me is everlasting. I pray for your boldness in doing and saying that which is good in your sight. You are awesome Lord and you are constantly reaching down to me and all those who seek you. I pray May your Kingdom come. Amen
Today’s prayer was submitted by Jo Schneider