Paul continues his contrast of the Old Covenant and the New with these words:” The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, though the brightness was already fading away. Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the New Way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life? If the old way, which brings condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God? In fact, the first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the New Way.” 2 Corinthians 3:7-10 NLT

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When Moses came down from Mount Sinai after meeting with God, his face shone so brightly that he had to cover it in order to speak with the assembled children of Israel. That’s how glorious God is– people could not bear to look at His glory, reflected in Moses’ face. And the Law which Moses brought served to show men how sinful we really are without God, how hopeless it is for us to please Him on our own, how much we need a Savior. For the sinful man, which includes us all, is under sentence of death.

But now, Jesus Christ has brought us Eternal Life by the Holy Spirit. Eternal Life, the knowledge of the only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent, has been given to those who believe in Him. There is an overwhelming glory that awaits, in comparison to which even the brightness of Moses’ face at Mount Sinai fades away. For the Glory of Heaven is something we on earth can not even picture… brighter than the sun, never fading away, never growing old. And we will always be with Jesus.

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