The veil that covers the heart..

 “Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord,  the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

2 Corinthians 3:15-17

Peace and good to all.

If my share my insights on the the above verse from 2 Corinthians.

Veil here, I think, represents sin that blurs our vision, sin that separates us from God. Our sinfulness separates us from God and that sinfulness is the veil that covers our hearts. This is why we could not see the glory of God. It can also mean the stubborn ignorance  of man about Christ and the gospel; or, beliefs that blind man the truth about Jesus. 

The gospel says that we cannot remove this veil alone. It can only be removed when we turn to Christ. When we turn to the Lord and accept Him as our saviour and the one who can give us eternal life, that would be the time this veil would be removed and taken away, for us to see His glory.  

When we turn to God and our veil is finally removed, Jesus through the Holy Spirit comes upon us and fills our hearts and sets us free. We become free from the bondage of sin that makes our lives miserable; free from darkness and blindness as He gives light for He  himself is light; we become free to call God, as our Father, and free to get bolder to ask for His protection and mercy in times of trouble. We get to have freedom from fear, because we know God is our our light and our shepherd. 

Freedom found in Christ is life-changing. It gives us peace as it gives us freedom from sin, destruction, death and addictions to worldliness, to name a few. While we are not immune from any hardships and struggles, with Christ, however, we have the freedom to submit these pains and struggles to Him in order to lighten our burden.  With Christ, we also have the freedom to share His gospel to others, so that they may know or have deeper understanding about His glory. And, we have the freedom to cast away evil trying to lurk in our place because we have the authority from Christ to rebuke it.

We can all attain these freedom if we have accepted Christ and have a closer and deeper relationship with Him. Worries, I used to have a lot of those. But now, whenever worries knock my door,  I always call on Him and surrender everything to Him, freedom from worries, I have that now, and I praise God for that. 

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