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In this section of Second Corinthians, Paul emphasizes the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. Prior to this passage he has drawn a contrast between the law of God being written on the stone tablets given to Moses (old covenant) and the dynamic nature of the new covenant in Christ...
Lord, by your grace remove any barrier or obstacle that may stand between you and me. And allow me to receive from you with the veil removed. Amen.
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE