- Commentary: 2 CORINTHIANS 3 – COMMENTARY
2 Corinthians 3:14-18 (ESV)
14 But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.
15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. 16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Reflection & Application
2 Corinthians 3:14-18
- In what way is a veil an apt metaphor for describing man’s relation to God apart from Christ?
- How have I experienced this truth—that “when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed”?
2 Corinthians 3:17
- Reflect on v. 17. To what extent am I experiencing genuine freedom? What diminishes my freedom?