Tag: surpassing glory
Scripture reading for November 28th: 1st Corinthians 16, 2nd Corinthians 1-4
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 3:7-11 “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, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!”
Paul sited the Old Testament account of the giving of the Law. This old Covenant came with thunder and lightning and Moses’ face shining from being in God’s presence on the mountain as he received the tablets of stone. This covenant could only reveal sin and the consequences of death but it came with a degree of fading glory. In contrast, the New Covenant through the blood of Jesus brings the Holy Spirit to indwell each believer. This comes with ever increasing and lasting glory! Hallelujah! What joy dwelling in His glory!
Rejoicing in glory: “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, His face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.” (Exodus 34:29-30)