Thursday, December 01, 2005

Unburied Treasure/ Small Paraphrase of 2 Cor.3

After explicating the fact, that even the former covenant had glory, and as he thinks aloud in a theological moment saying: "fading as it was", he then comments on the sad plight of Moses, having to put a covering over his face, so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away; the apostle turns to what he knows to be the new/(re)newed covenant, and gloats in its prospect. Understanding the direct correlation of the Spirit, as God's Own Presence/Glory, Paul expands on the reality that the veil is taken away, and that the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom/liberty. Then finishing up his "tangent", he sweetly holds forth the echo of the ancient prophets, concerning this rich inheritance: "from glory to glory!"

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