“But whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he would take off the veil until he came out; and whenever he came out and spoke to the sons of Israel what he had been commanded, the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.”
Exodus 34:34-35 NASB
Every time that Moses spoke to God and left his presence, his face was shining. That was a sign of God’s glory reflecting into his face.
Paul speaks about the veil and the meaning of the shining face in 2 Corinthians 3. Moses used the veil so the Israelites would not see that the brightness of his face was fading away. He compares the Law as been this veil that lies over the hearts of the people who did not turn their hearts to Christ. They do not understand the true meaning of the old covenant and the Law. But when a person turn his heart to the Lord, this veil is taken away.
Paul says that we should not be like Moses, who used to cover the glory of God but with unveiled face, we should be like mirrors of His glory, and that we should being transformed into same image from glory to glory.
– do not hide God’s glory nor what He is done in my life, but let it shine to the world.
– be transformed into the same image of God, from glory to glory.
Lord, thank you for the Minister’s Leader Life Group we are having today. Bless each person and the ministries they serve in your kingdom. Let we grow into your image, from glory to glory, so your light will be shining brighter in the hearts of the people around us. In Jesus name I pray.
“and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently 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 heart; but whenever a person 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 liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror 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 3:13-18 NASB