#struggles: Authenticity

#STRUGGLES—AUTHENTICITY

HOW IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS?

  • PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FEAR AND AVOID UNFILTERED COMMUNICATION.

THE PROBLEM OF VEILED LIVING

We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone 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 freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
— 2 Corinthians 3:13-18

WHAT VEIL ARE YOU WEARING?

Everything we say must be true, but everything true doesn’t have to be shared.

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.
2 Corinthians 3:15

A VEIL THAT FIRST COVERS THE FACE EVENTUALLY COVERS THE HEART. 

What started as a superficial covering became a spiritual condition.

Until we reveal who we really are, and know and are fully known, we’re always going to be longing for something more.

ONLY CHRIST CAN REMOVE THE VEIL.

 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:16

My identity is not in how many followers I have, but who I am following. And I’m following the Lord Jesus Christ.

…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory…
2 Corinthians 3:17-18

TALK IT OVER

  1. Do you see any area of your life where you are starting to fear or avoid unfiltered communication?
  2. What veil are you wearing?
  3. What does Christ need to do in you to keep you from living a filter free life?