I have the absolute privilege today of sharing a little devotion in our 14 Days of Devotion leading up to our amazing revival nights. I'm going to be sharing from 2 Corinthians chapter 3, verse 18;
“And we who we've unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, of being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the spirit.”
This passage is referring to Moses when he would go up to the mountaintop, where he would go into the Tent of Meeting and he would be in the Lord's presence. And when he returned from those places, his face was so radiant from being in the presence of God that he would need to wear a veil, because it was just too much for the people around him. And it's saying, we've unveiled faces, we're living on the other side of the cross, Jesus dealt with sin. And so we have that incredible, incredible privilege to be able to come into God's presence on our own, we don't have to have someone go on our behalf and we can reflect God's glory, in everyday life without a veil, we don't have to cover it up. And to me, devotion to God is about getting into His presence. And that's a way that we can then reflect His glory to those around us. And I don't know about you, but I want to reflect God's goodness and glory to the lost and the broken around me, I want to reflect that to my family. And we all need God's goodness and glory. But there's really one thing that stuck out to me in this passage, one word, it says, and we who, with unveiled faces, that all reflect the Lord's glory. And there’s a little footnote on reflect, and it says, or contemplate, and we who, with unveiled faces, all contemplate the Lord's glory.