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Tangled Up In Sin?

VERSE: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." – 2 Corinthians 3:17.


1. Self doubt?

2. Perfectionism?

3. Recurring sin?

4. Your own ….?

CONTEXT: 2 Corinthians 3:7–18 contains Paul's comparison of the glory of God revealed in two covenants. The first is the Old Covenant with Israel, second is the far greater glory revealed in the new covenant of God's grace through faith in Christ. The glory of the Old Covenant is fading just as it did on Moses' face after he had been with God. Those who come to God through faith in Christ are forgiven for their sins and able to look on God's glory. The veil of unbelief must be removed by the Spirit through Christ. Those who see Him begin to become like Him.

EXPLANATION: Paul declares that the Lord is a Spirit. He is talking about the Holy Spirit, one of the three members of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. In addition to being Christ, the Lord is also the Spirit. Paul has described in the previous verses the one and only way by which the veil of separation between human understanding and God's glory is removed. It happens when a person "turns to the Lord" by trusting in Christ's death in their place for the forgiveness of their sin. Sin is what holds the veil in place, and forgiveness of sin is what removes the veil.

The power to remove that veil and open human minds to God's glory comes through the Holy Spirit. Paul adds that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom from the veil that keeps people from seeing God's glory. Through faith in Christ and the power of the Spirit, the veil is removed and God's glory is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. That freedom from spiritual blindness or hardened minds is the difference between life and death.

PLEASE PRAY WITH ME: Holiest Father and the Lord of my life, I thank you for not giving up on me even though I fall often. I am weak in my flesh and in spite of my best efforts, I fail. Lord, I need you more than ever as I am entangled in the web of sin. Blessed be your Spirit through which you still continue to speak to me and guide me. Father, I stand upon your words that you will never leave me or forsake me. Please mold me in your ways and help me become more pleasing to you. In Jesus mighty name, I pray. AMEN.



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