Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
BELIZE MISSION TRIP 2017
- Invite God to open your heart and mind to His Word.
- Read the passage below (2 Corinthians 3) at least once.
2 Corinthians 3:12-18
12 Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, 13 not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. 14 But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. 15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
- Carefully consider and answer these questions about the passage:
- What is the “veil” Paul refers to in this passage? Is it literal or figurative, or both?
- How does Paul describe “the Lord” here? Why does he use this language?
- The word translated “beholding” in verse 18 is literally “reflecting.” How does this word help us understand how we are “transformed into the same image (i.e., of God in Christ)”?
- Prayerfully write down what you found meaningful in this passage.