For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory. Therefore, having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, and we are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not stare at the end of what was fading away. But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts; but whenever someone 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. But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:11-18

Moses, on the mountain, received a fading glimpse of glory reflected in his face, when he would be face to face with God. We as believers in Jesus are not merely temporarily transformed but moment to moment, his Church is being changed to reflect him constantly, permanently so that his image and his glory might be evident to all who encounter us.

The precondition for that? We can not let our minds be hardened like those who Paul was contending with were, still holding to our own judgement as they did the old law, but embracing grace so that more will turn and have the veil removed from them, reflecting God’s glory.

Ethan Kirl