What kind of assurance did the previous lesson give you?
How has it impacted your lifestyle?
Main Text: 2 Corinthians 3:16-18, Exodus 34:33-35.
Memory Verse: And we all, who with unveiled facescontemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. – Ephesians 5:27.
In our previous lesson, we identified that the mystery of the glory of God was hidden for many ages and generations but has been revealed to us as ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’. In today’s lesson, Paul draws from the Old Testament experience where Moses had to veil his face before he communicated with the people of Israel because, they were afraid of the radiance in his face. In today’s lesson, we shall discuss what happens when one turns to the Lord and focuses on His glory. We shall also discuss how we as individuals and as a Church can manifest the glory of God.
Questions for Discussion
Why do you think Moses had to put a veil over his face before speaking with the people of Israel? Exodus 34:33, 35.
What happens to the veil in the New Testament? 2 Corinthians 3:16.
What happens to us when we focus on the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces? 2 Corinthians 3:18.
How can we manifest God’s glory as a Church?
Paul explains to us that when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed so that with unveiled faces we can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. As we continue to contemplate on His glory, we become more and more like Him as we are transformed into His glorious image (2 Cor. 3:18). When we have the glory, we must manifest it through our character. It is contradictory to have the glory of the Lord and still be comfortable with the deeds of darkness because the glory must be radiated as light in every dark space.
Additionally, we must radiate the glory through preaching the gospel, praying for the sick and demonstrating the power of God, which reveals the glory of God deposited in us.