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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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2 Corinthians 3:15—4:1, 3-6
Psalm 85:9-14
Matthew 5:20-26

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“Whenever he turns to the Lord, the veil will be removed.” —2 Corinthians 3:16

Because of our sinful nature, a veil obstructs our understanding of the Bible. Only by turning to Jesus and the Holy Spirit is this veil removed (2 Cor 3:14-17). If we turn to the Lord, we will gaze on His glory with unveiled faces and be “transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord Who is the Spirit” (2 Cor 3:18).

If we don’t turn to the Lord, we will falsely accuse others of “veiling” the gospel, although the veil is actually due to our lack of understanding (see 2 Cor 4:3). Eventually, our minds will not only be veiled but “blinded by the god of the present age” (2 Cor 4:4). We will be “headed toward destruction” (2 Cor 4:3).

We are eventually either unveiled or blinded. We are either transformed from glory to glory or deformed by our sins to destruction and damnation. We must turn to the Lord by turning our lives over to Him. This is the only true meaning of life. This is our only hope for the future. The Lord commands: “Turn to Me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!” (Is 45:22)

Prayer:  Father, thank You for freeing me of blindness.

Promise:  “If you bring your gift to the altar and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift at the altar, go first to be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” —Mt 5:23-24

Praise:  Sylvia started a Bible study in her nursing home.

Reference:  (For a related teaching on Hearing God, view, download or order our leaflet or listen to, download or order our CD 45-1 or DVD 45 on our website.)

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