2 Corinthians 4:1–6 (NKJV)

1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Paul follows up his discussion of the glory of God and the idea of that truth being veiled to those who follow the letter of the law by discussing another type of veil. The strict adherence to the law is most definitely a block to accepting Jesus Christ as Lord, but those who are perishing, all those who have not accepted Christ, have their eyes veiled. Paul is determined not to lose heart over the resistance to the truth of Christ’s work and role. His ministry brings joy and encouragement, even when some reject it out of hand. He is faithful to have a good conscience, and delivers such a message of truth so that those who drop the veil may see and be saved. The God of this age refuses to allow some to see the truth by blinding them with error and sin. Paul is determined, though, to preach Christ Jesus the Lord as bondservants to the Lord. God commanded Paul by the calling which He placed upon him. God commanded light to shine out of darkness, and shined the light in Paul’s heart so that he might give that light to others. That light is the knowledge of the glory of God found in the face of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is that light. Help remove the veil from the face of those bound in darkness. Shine the light you saw and see in the face of Jesus. Show the love of Christ and the power of Christ to all who are bound. Let the unveiled light of Christ be seen by all in your face. Moses veiled his face because the people were afraid of the power of God that shined on him. Forget the veil and let the light shine!

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